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VERSAQUIN 50MG INJECTION

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Composition FOR VERSAQUIN

Artesunate(50 mg)

food interaction for VERSAQUIN

alcohol interaction for VERSAQUIN

pregnancy interaction for VERSAQUIN

lactation interaction for VERSAQUIN

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It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Versaquin 50mg injection at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Versaquin 50mg 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
Versaquin 50mg injection is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE

SALT INFORMATION FOR VERSAQUIN

Artesunate(50 mg)

Uses

Versaquin 50mg injection is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

Versaquin 50mg injection acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.

Common side effects

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

SUBSTITUTES FOR VERSAQUIN

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  • OSONIK 50MG INJECTION
    (1 ML injection in vial)
    Gujarat Terce Laboratories Ltd
    Rs. 120/ML of injection
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    Rs. 120
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  • TROYSUNATE 50MG INJECTION
    (5 ML injection in vial)
    Troikaa Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 9.07/ML of injection
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    Rs. 45.36
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Expert advice FOR VERSAQUIN

  • 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 VERSAQUIN

Artesunate

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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

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

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

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

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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

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

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Content on this page was last updated on 08 March, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)