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Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet is a combination of two antimalarial medicines. It is prescribed to treat malaria. It fights against the infection by killing the parasites inside the body.

Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some of the side effects of Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet are nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea, rashes, etc. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately. In cases of any liver or kidney disease, consult your doctor before you start with the treatment. Consumption of alcohol should be avoided while you are on the treatment.

Uses of Sviz LF Tablet

Sviz LF Tablet side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Pain in muscles

How to use Sviz LF Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Sviz LF Tablet works

Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether and Lumefantrine, which treats malaria. These medicines work 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.

Sviz LF Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Sviz LF 20 mg/120 mg Tablet for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria that is resistant to other antimalarial medications such as chloroquine.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-coloured and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
    • Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
    • Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • It should be taken with food or drinks rich in fat such as milk.
  • It may cause fatigue and dizziness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • If you vomit within 1 hour of taking the tablets, take another dose. 
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart disease.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Sviz LF

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My father is in tanjania south Africa he is suffering frm malaria he took amoxcilin 625 mg after taking that he is not getting response frm other medicines
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Diabetes Specialist
Bhai no use of amoxycilin in malariaU have to take antimalari medsThat is chaloroquine and artemis
Ge my self v.k tiwari mbbs md i fill the patient information above she is my regular patient shi is suffering from malaria(complication frist trimester of pregnancy) my frist prescription was tab. QUININE 300 OD tab calpol 500 bd and tab oflomac cx bd for 7 days and with iron abd mv supplements. But the patient have not seems any improvement. Give me a proper treatment for her malaria complicationDR suggest me can i give her inj arteether 75 mg and tab LUMERAX 80 AND Tab PRIMAQUINE??
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Diabetes Specialist
Please refer the patient to a MD physician
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FAQs

Q. What should I know about the storage and disposal of Sviz LF?

It is advised to keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. It should be kept out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

Q. Can I take Sviz LF while I am pregnant?

No, Sviz LF is considered to be harmful for women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The reason being, it increases the chances of fetal loss.

Q. How to take Sviz LF?

Take Sviz LF with food, exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken twice a day with a meal for 3 days, or as directed. On your first day of treatment, take your first dose with food, followed by your second dose 8 hours later. Then for the next 2 days, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening. Patients should be encouraged to resume normal eating as soon as food can be tolerated, since this improves the absorption of the medicine.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Sviz LF?

The use of Sviz LF is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with cases of severe malaria and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

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References
  1. Artemether+Lumefantrine. Camberley Surrey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; 1999 [revised 31 May 2017]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Artemether/lumefantrine. East Hanover, New Jersey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2009. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
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