Malswift 40 mg Injection


Overview

Uses of Malswift Injection

Malswift 40 mg Injection is used in the treatment of malaria.

Malswift Injection side effects

Common
  • Rash
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Itching

How to use Malswift Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Malswift Injection works

Malswift 40 mg Injection is a an antiparasitic medication which treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Malswift Injection related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Malswift 40 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
Malswift 40 mg Injection is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sometimes Malswift 40 mg Injection causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Malswift 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Malswift 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Malswift 40 mg Injection should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Malswift 40 mg Injection may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Malswift 40 mg Injection
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Expert Advice

  • Take this medication with meals or milk to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
  • This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful while  driving doing  anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine or any of the other ingredients of chloroquine tablet.
  • Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, if  you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
  • Check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with chloroquine.
  • Consult your doctor if you experience rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome after taking chloroquine.
  • Do not use long-term high dosage therapy unless no other drug is available. 
  • Eye examination prior to and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving chloroquine at continuous high doses for longer duration.
  • Full blood counts should be carried out regularly. Caution is required if drugs which induce blood disorders are used concurrently.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Malswift with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Lefsum, Lefunid
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Helminthex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Fagene, Avifam
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Malswift

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Dear sir, I have infected with malaria can you tell proper treatment my platelets is less than 48 k please guide me
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
malaria mai platelet kyu kam hoga
My son have maleriya and dengue positive. As per blood reports Platelets are 1.95 Next day 1.70 Yesterday 1.85 lacks Admitted in nursing home Continue drip for fluid deficiency taking care Now What we have to take careAlso bp normal Ultrasound normal Chest x ray normalAll other blood reports normal
Dr. Sunil Sekhri
Diabetes Specialist
All that is required for Dengue is Plenty of fluids and what I gather from your information , he does not require hospitalisation . For malaria he must have already got treatmentfor more information on Dengue read my article http://knockknockdoctor.blogspot.in/2016/08/dengue.html
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FAQs

Q. Is chloroquine a quinine/antibiotic/ contain sulpha/ is still used?

No, it is 4-aminoquinoline and not a quinine/antibiotic. It does not contain sulfa. It is used for the treatment of malaria (due to P. vivax, P.malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum), prevention and suppression of malaria, amoebic hepatitis and abscess, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis

Q. Is Malswift available over the counter?

Yes,it is available over the counter

Q. Is Malswift safe in G6PD deficiency?

No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

Q. Is Malswift banned in Nigeria?

Yes, it is banned in Nigeria

Q. What is Lariago tablet/Lariago syrup/Lariago-DS/ Resochin used for?

These are the trade names of products containing the drug chloroquine and are used in the treatment of malaria

Q. Does Malswift affect birth control/ affect the birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle?

No, it does not affect birth control/ affect birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. Does Malswift cause nightmares/insomnia?

Malswift causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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