|Artesunate + Amodiaquine||Tablet||50mg + 150mg||1000.0363|
|Artesunate + Amodiaquine||Tablet||50mg + 153mg||1000.0421|
|Artesunate + Amodiaquine||Tablet||50mg + 200mg||1000.0519|
|Artesunate + Amodiaquine||Tablet||100mg + 400mg||1000.2155|
|Artesunate + Amodiaquine||Tablet||200mg + 600mg||1000.0941|
(Artesunate tablets and Amodiaquine film-coated tablets)
Artesunate............50mg Amodiaquine hydrochloride………200mg (Equivalent to Amodiaquine base 153mg)
Preparation…………1 tablet Preparation………………………………1 film-coated tablet
Artesunate is an antimalarial agent. Artesunate is a derivative of Artemisinin from Artemisia annua herb that has traditionally been used in China for the treatment of malaria. Artesunate is an alternative for the treatment of severe malaria, including cerebral malaria.
Amodiaquine is an antimalarial with schizonticidal activity. It is effective as chloroquine against chloroquine-sensitive strains of P. Falciparum and is also effective against some chloroquine-resistant strains.
Combining Artesunate with Amodiaquine is a potential combination for inhibiting intensification of drug resistance and for decreasing malaria transmission levels.
This combination is indicated for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria infection caused by Plasmodium falciparum. It provides a rapid clinical cure and prevention of relapse.
DOSAGE & ADMINISTRATION:
Usage of this combination is recommended for 3 consecutive days.
Adults: 2 tablets of 50mg of Artesunate and 2 tablets of 200mg of Amodiaquine twice daily.
Children: For children above 6 months of age and above 5kg bodyweight. The dosage of Artesunate is 4mg/kg bodyweight per day and of Amodiaquine is 10mg/kg bodyweight per day in two divided doses daily.
Hypersensitivity to any ingredient of the medicine;
Pregnancy and lactation;
Do not take TESQUIN beyond the specified time period due to granulocyte toxicity.
The following side effects are rare but can occur: nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, pruritus, skin rash.
Discontinue use of this medicine and consult your doctor if any side effects occur.
Avoid taking ARTEQUIN concurrently with antioxidant agents such as Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Glutathione, as they may decrease antimalarial activity of this medication.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist about other treatments to avoid interactions.
36 months from the manufacturing date.
Never use after the expiry date clearly indicated on the outer packaging.
Store in a cool, dry place. Protect from light.
Blister of 12 tablets of Artesunate 50mg and 12 tablets of Amodiaquine 200mg. Box of 1 blister.
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