- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Rare Side-Effects
- 10 Disease Interactions
- 11 Technical Classification
- 12 Storage Conditions
- 13 Available Alternatives
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OverviewMILTEFOSINE is a Schedule H drug.
Miltefosine is an anti-parasitic drug used to treat leishmaniasis, a disease caused by an infection with parasites that enter the body through the bite of an infected sand fly.It acts as an Protein Kinase B (PKB) inhibitor. Miltefosine belongs to class of drugs called antimicrobial agent. It interacts with essential proteins and chemicals which are required for growth and survival of parasite, thereby causing death.
UsageMILTEFOSINE is generally used to treat: Leishmaniasis
MILTEFOSINE can address symptoms like: Weight Loss (unintentional), Fever
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Not Safe
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Not Advised for age < 12yrs
Q: Can it be taken during pregnancy?
A: Studies indicate Risk – Doctor advice is must
How Do I Take It?MILTEFOSINE is generally taken With Food.
Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use miltefosine if you are pregnant.
- You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment.
- You should not use miltefosine if you are allergic to it.Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.
- Take with food to lessen upset stomach.
- Do not crush, chew, break, or dissolve a miltefosine tablet. Swallow it whole.
- Tell your doctor if you have any changes in weight.
- Vomiting or diarrhea can cause you to become dehydrated. This can lead to kidney failure while you are taking miltefosine. Drink plenty of water each day while you are taking this medicine.
- While using miltefosine, you may need frequent blood tests.
- Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
- Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
- Do not administer miltefosine to the patients who have Sjögren-Larsson-Syndrome.
Symptoms of OverdosageMILTEFOSINE over-dosage can result in: Vomit, Loose Motion
Common Side-EffectsMILTEFOSINE : Diarrhoea, Joint Pain, Nausea, Vomit, Abdomen Pain, Loss Of Appetite, Head Headache, Dizziness, Drowsiness, Body Itching, Fever, Body Discomfort, Decreased Appetite
Serious Side-EffectsMILTEFOSINE : Acute Kidney Failure, Bloody Or Red Colored Stools, Black (tar) Colored Stools, Easy Bleeding, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Testicular Pain
Rare Side-EffectsMILTEFOSINE : Breathlessness, Skin Rash, Difficulty Breathing, Swollen Tongue, Face Swelling
Disease InteractionsMILTEFOSINE can interfere with: Sjogren’s Syndrome, Acute Liver Failure, Acute Renal Failure, Thrombocytopenia
Technical ClassificationMILTEFOSINE is categorized as:
- ANTHELMINTICS / ANTI-INFECTIVES
- MISCELLANEOUS ANTINEOPLASTICS / ANTINEOPLASTICS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
Common Drugs with MILTEFOSINE as Ingredient
|IMPAVIDO 50MG CAP||MILTEFOSINE 50.0 MG|