Larmal 40mg Capsule

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Introduction

Larmal 40mg Capsule is an antiparasitic medication. It 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).

Larmal 40mg Capsule should be used in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Take it with food, preferably at a fixed time. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. Simply take the next dose as planned.

Common side effects of this medicine include headache, dizziness, muscle pain, and joint pain. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. You may be monitored with blood tests once a week for 4 weeks to detect the presence of malarial parasites.

Uses of Larmal Capsule

Benefits of Larmal Capsule

In Malaria

Larmal 40mg Capsule is an antimalarial medicine and is used to treat malaria, a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. It kills the infection causing parasite and stops further spread of the infection. Take it only as prescribed and refrain from taking any other medicines along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Larmal Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Larmal

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain

How to use Larmal Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Larmal 40mg Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Larmal Capsule works

Larmal 40mg Capsule is an antiparasitic medication. It works by producing harmful chemicals (free radicals) within the malarial parasite, thereby killing it.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Larmal 40mg Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Larmal 40mg Capsule may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
CAUTION
Larmal 40mg Capsule should be used with caution during breastfeeding. Breastfeeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Driving
UNSAFE
Larmal 40mg Capsule may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Larmal 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Larmal 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Larmal 40mg Capsule should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Larmal 40mg Capsule may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Larmal Capsule?

If you miss a dose of Larmal 40mg Capsule, please consult your doctor.

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Quick tips

  • Larmal 40mg Capsule should be taken with food or drinks enriched with fat such as milk.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, muscle pains and any changes in a heartbeat.
  • You may be asked for a regular blood test once a week while taking this medicine. 

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Sesquiterpine lactones
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS
Action Class
Antimalarial- Artemisinin and derivatives

Interaction with drugs

Taking Larmal with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): EF Z, Rocflu, Welcon
MINOR
Brand(s): Indizole, Itracip, Itraspan
MINOR
Brand(s): Ketozoe, Ketazol, Tako
MINOR
Brand(s): Voristil
MINOR

Patient concerns

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Which medicine use for Malaria? What is eating in Malaria?
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
The medicine depends upon symptoms and stage of disease
Suffering from maleria since 10 days please give me prescription
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
how do u know u have malariaand which type malaria u have
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FAQs

Q. Who should not use Larmal 40mg Capsule?

Use of Larmal 40mg Capsule should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Larmal 40mg Capsule or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Larmal 40mg Capsule for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Larmal 40mg Capsule?

Before starting treatment with Larmal 40mg Capsule, inform your doctor if you have any other health conditions like kidney- or heart-related problems. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Larmal 40mg Capsule safe?

Larmal 40mg Capsule is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What if I forget to take a dose of Larmal 40mg Capsule?

If you forget a dose of Larmal 40mg Capsule, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the next scheduled dose in the prescribed time. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed one as this may increase the chances of developing side effects.

Q. Can I stop taking Larmal 40mg Capsule when I feel better?

No, do not stop taking Larmal 40mg Capsule without consulting your doctor even if you are feeling better. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cured. Therefore, for better and complete treatment, it is advised to continue your treatment for the prescribed duration.

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Country of origin: India

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