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WICIPARUM INJECTION

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MRP: Rs. 50 for 1 vial(s) (2 ML injection each)
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Composition for WICIPARUM

Arteether(NA)

food interaction for WICIPARUM

alcohol interaction for WICIPARUM

pregnancy interaction for WICIPARUM

lactation interaction for WICIPARUM

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.

SALT INFORMATION for WICIPARUM

Arteether(NA)

Uses

Wiciparum injection (also known as artemotil) is used to treat severe Falciparum malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite.

How it works

Wiciparum injection, a semi synthetic derivative of artemisinine, belongs to class of medicines called sesquiterpene lactones. It rapidly attacks at the erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite in blood.

Common side effects

Pneumonia, Cough, Dizziness, Ecg changes, Fever, Headache, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Weakness, Nausea, Diarrhoea

SUBSTITUTES for WICIPARUM

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Expert advice for WICIPARUM

  • You may be monitored with blood test once a week during 4 weeks for the presence of malarial parasites.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as arteether may cause side effects such as dizziness or nausea.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel better as infection may not be completely cured.
  • Do not take arteether if you have ECG abnormalities.

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Content on this page was last updated on 20 March, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)