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TESUNATE 120 MG INJECTION

Injection
MRP: Rs. 260 for 1 vial(s) (1 injection each)
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Composition for TESUNATE

Artesunate(120 mg)

food interaction for TESUNATE

alcohol interaction for TESUNATE

pregnancy interaction for TESUNATE

lactation interaction for TESUNATE

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alcohol
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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Tesunate 120 mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tesunate 120 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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Tesunate 120 mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION for TESUNATE

Artesunate(120 mg)

Uses

Tesunate 120 mg injection is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Tesunate 120 mg injection belongs to class of medications called anti-malarial. It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium).

Common side effects

Abnormal blood cell count, Abnormal liver function tests, Anemia, Bradycardia, Diarrhoea, Dizziness, Gastrointestinal disturbance, Altered heart rate, Feeling of discomfort, Stomach pain, Vomiting

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Expert advice for TESUNATE

  • 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 TESUNATE

Artesunate

Q.Is artesunate banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only

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.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.Does artesunate contain sulphur?
No, it does not contain sulphur

Q.How does artesunate work?
It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)

Q.Where does artesunate come from?
It is derived from Artemisinin tree.

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Content on this page was last updated on 06 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)