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Artesunate

  • Generic Brand Name - Falcigo
  • API - Artesunate
  • Packaging - Single-Use Vial
  • Strength - 60mg
  • Manufacturer Name - Zydus Cadila

What is Artesunate and what it is used for:

ARTESUNATE is an artemisinin derivative prescribed for the treatment of malaria. As an intravenous form, it is preferred to quinine for the severe malaria. Often it is prescribed as part of combination therapy together with mefloquine. The artesunate uses are not recommended for the prevention of malaria.

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Artesunate Dosage

Artesunate Injection can be administered by intravenous injection or by intramuscular by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. It is prescribed in cases where an oral administration is not appropriate.
In case you miss artesunate injection dosage, please consult your healthcare practitioner.

Artesunate side effects

Most common adverse reactions include body ache, headache, bradycardia, abdominal pain, nausea, dizziness, vomiting, and diarrhoea.

Warnings And Precautions
  • Care should be implemented in those patients who are with the hepatic impairment due to the potential hepatotoxic effects.
  • Patients should be monitored for 4 weeks following treatment with the inj falcigo for the evidence of hemolytic anemia.
  • In order to delay the treatment of severe malaria during pregnancy may be responsible for serious morbidity and mortality to the mother as well as fetus.
  • Patients should be advised of the need to complete the appropriate oral antimalarial therapy following treatment with artesunate 120 mg injection.
  • Patients should be instructed of the need for the regular blood tests for the 4-week period after completion of treatment in order to monitor for the post-treatment delayed hemolysis.
  • It is advised that the renal function, glucose, hepatic/haematological function is monitored throughout the treatment.
  • Patients should be monitored for signs of toxicity such as neurological symptoms, persistent vomiting/rash.
    Women with falcigo 120 mg should discuss with their healthcare provider prior to starting breastfeeding and conceiving a baby.
Storage and Handling

Care should be exercised in the handling of ARTESUNATE. ARTESUNATE injections should not be opened or crushed. Store at 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F); excursions permitted to 15°C to 30°C (59°F to 86°F). Do not freeze it and avoid exposure to heat. Keep protected from the light. Avoid using beyond the expiration date.

Drug interaction of Artesunate
  • The concomitant administration of Artesunate injection with oral ritonavir, nevirapine, or UGT inducers may reduce dihydroartemisinin (DHA) AUC and Cmax, which may decrease the efficacy of Artesunate Injection. If Artesunate is co-administered with ritonavir, nevirapine, or strong UGT inducers (e.g., rifampin, phenytoin, carbamazepine), evaluate for possible reduced antimalarial efficacy of Artesunate.
  • The concomitant use of Artesunate with UGT inhibitors may increase DHA AUC and Cmax, which may increase the DHA-associated side effects. Monitor for side effects when co-administering Artesunate with strong UGT inhibitors (e.g., axitinib, imatinib, vandetanib, diclofenac).

Commonly asked questions:

Yes, Artesunate is an antimalarial drug. It is used in the treatment of severe malaria.

The artesunate 60 mg belongs to the class of drugs named artemisinin.

The active ingredient in the medicine is Artesunate, and the inactive ingredients are sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate and sodium phosphate dibasic anhydrous in water for injection.

The acute kidney failure requiring dialysis, yellowing of the skin as well as eyes and hemoglobin in the urine are the commonly reported artesunate side effects.

The recommended artesunate dosage should be administered intravenously at 0, 12, and 24 hours, and thereafter, administered once in a day until the patient is able to tolerate the oral antimalarial therapy.

As an antiparasitic medication, falcigo 60 mg works by producing the free radicals within the malarial parasites, thereby destroying or killing it.

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You can buy artesunate 60 mg from any authorized whole-seller after getting a prescription from a qualified doctor. It is always better to check the credential of the whole-seller/supplier/exporter before buying the product.

The buyer should check the existing law in their home country before importing the product. 

Patients can simply fill the order form or can send mail at info@ikrispharmanetwork.com. Patient can also send WhatsApp message to +91 8130290915. We will reply ASAP with the details of artesunate injection price and procedure.

Note:- The order will be confirmed only after the receipt of Valid prescription of Clinician.

Store the medicine at temperature 20°C to 25°C (68°F to 77°F).
Do not freeze the medicine.
Do not expose the medicine to heal and protect it from light.

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