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Composition FOR FALCINA NA injection

Artesunate(NA)

food interaction for FALCINA injection

alcohol interaction for FALCINA injection

pregnancy interaction for FALCINA injection

lactation interaction for FALCINA injection

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Falcina injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Falcina injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Falcina injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR FALCINA NA injection

Artesunate(NA)

Falcina injection uses

Falcina injection is used in the treatment of malaria
It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).

How falcina injection works

Falcina injection acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.

Common side effects of falcina injection

Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough.

SUBSTITUTES FOR FALCINA injection

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Expert advice FOR FALCINA injection

  • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to artesunate.
  • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor you are in first 3 months of pregnancy  or If you are breast feeding.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artesunate because you may feel sleepy.

Frequently asked questions FOR FALCINA NA injection

Artesunate

Q. What is artesunate amodiaquine/ Winthrop/artesunate injection?
These are trade names of artesunate containing products. It is used for the treatment of malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does artesunate contain sulphur?
No, it does not contain sulphur
Q. Where does artesunate come from?
It is derived from Artemisinin tree.
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Q. Is artesunate banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only
Q. Why is artesunate better than quinine?
Intramuscular or intravenous injection of artesunate has shown better treatment effects than quinine. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. How does artesunate work?
It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)