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TESUNATE SP KIT

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MRP: Rs. 220 for 1 packet(s) (1 kit each)
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food interaction for TESUNATE SP

alcohol interaction for TESUNATE SP

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lactation interaction for TESUNATE SP

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alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
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.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for TESUNATE SP

Artesunate(200 mg)

Uses

Artesunate is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Artesunate 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
Sulphadoxine(750 mg)

Uses

Sulphadoxine is used in the treatment of bacterial infections and malaria.

How it works

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

Common side effects

Nose bleed, Abdominal pain, Difficulty in urination, Fatigue, Glossitis, Headache, Inability to empty the urinary bladder, Feeling of discomfort
Pyrimethamine(37.5 mg)

Uses

Pyrimethamine is used in the treatment of malaria.

How it works

Pyrimethamine belongs to a group of medicines called antiprotozoals. It is an antiparasitic and works by killing the parasites or preventing their growth in the blood stream.

Common side effects

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

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Expert advice for TESUNATE SP

  • 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 SP

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.

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