Tesunate SP Kit

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1 Kit in 1 packet

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Medicine Overview of Tesunate SP Kit


Uses of Artesunate

Artesunate 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).

Side effects of Artesunate


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


How to use Artesunate

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Tesunate SP Kit works

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

Uses of Sulfadoxine

Sulfadoxine is used in the treatment of Malaria and Bacterial infections.

Side effects of Sulfadoxine


Nausea, Vomiting, Skin rash, Allergic reaction.


How to use Sulfadoxine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Tesunate SP Kit works

Sulfadoxine is an antibiotic. It stops bacteria from producing folic acid, a vitamin required for bacterial replication.

Uses of Pyrimethamine

Pyrimethamine is used in the treatment of Malaria.

Side effects of Pyrimethamine


Abnormal bruising, Abnormal skin pigmentation, Anemia, Change in blood test results, Dizziness, Headache, Vomiting, Weakness, Diarrhoea, Nausea.


How to use Pyrimethamine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use.

How Tesunate SP Kit works

Pyrimethamine is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

In Depth Information on Tesunate SP Kit

Expert advice for Artesunate

  • 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.

Expert advice for Sulfadoxine

  • Take sulfadoxine along with food to minimize gastrointestinal side effects.
  • Take sulfadoxine with plenty of water to prevent crystalluria (crystals found in the urine when performing a urine test).
  • Avoid excessive sun exposure and wear protective clothing while taking sulfadoxine, as it may increase sensitivity to sunlight. 
  • Seek immediate medical attention if you experience signs of rash or any other allergic reaction or folate deficiency (low level of folic acid in the body).
  • You will be regularly monitored for complete blood count, liver function tests, analysis of urine for crystalluria if sulfadoxine is administered for > 3 months.
  • Do not drive or operate any machinery while taking sulfadoxine as it may cause dizziness.
  • Do not take if patient is allergic to sulfadoxine or any of its ingredients.
  • Do not take if patients with impaired kidney or liver function, blood dyscrasias (a diseased state of blood), folate deficiency, severe allergy or bronchial asthma, G6PD deficiency.
  • Do not given to Children less than 2 months.
  • Do not given to regnant women at term and breastfeeding women.

Expert advice for Pyrimethamine

  • Pyrimethamine when given with sulphonamide, it should be given with folic acid (vitamin) supplement.
  • Do not use pyrimethamine if you are allergic to pyrimethamine or any other ingredient.
  • Do not take pyrimethamine if you have megaloblastic anemia due to folate deficiency.
  • Do not take pyrimethamine if you have kidney or liver problems; fits (seizures); depression; bone marrow problems; stomach or bowel problems (eg, malabsorption syndrome); phenylketonuria, or alcoholism.
Special precautions for Tesunate SP Kit
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Tesunate SP Kit 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.
Tesunate SP Kit should be used with caution during lactation
. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
Tesunate SP Kit may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Patients may experience dizziness, or convulsions , and they should avoid driving or operating machinery.
Tesunate SP Kit is probably unsafe to use in patients with kidney disease and should be avoided. Please consult your doctor.

Caution should be advised in patients with renal impairment.
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Tesunate SP Kit

Frequently asked questions for 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.
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)

Frequently asked questions for Pyrimethamine

Q. What is Pyrimethamine is used for?
Pyrimethamine is used to treat toxoplasmosis and treat or prevent malaria infections along with other medicines
Q. How does Pyrimethamine work?
Pyrimethamine is an antiparasitic and works by killing the parasites or preventing their growth in the blood stream.

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