Medicine Overview of Zentrom Powder for Injection
Zentrom 250 mg Injection 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 Zentrom are Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Loss of appetite.
Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.
Zentrom 250 mg Injection is an antiparasitic medication. It works by producing harmful chemicals (free radicals) within the malarial parasite, thereby killing it.
In Depth Information on Zentrom Powder for Injection
- 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.
Zentrom Powder for Injection related warnings
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Zentrom 250 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.
Zentrom 250 mg Injection is probably safe to use during lactation.
Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Zentrom 250 mg Injection may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
There is limited information available on the use of Zentrom 250 mg Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Zentrom 250 mg Injection in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
If you miss a dose of Zentrom 250 mg Injection, please consult your doctor.
Frequently asked questions about Zentrom Powder for Injection
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 Zentrom come from?
It is derived from Artemisinin tree.
Q. Is Zentrom 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 Zentrom work?
It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)
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