Productname : Azunate L 480
GenericName : Artemether Lumefantrine Tablets
Manufacturer :Macleods Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Azunate L 480 mg/80 mg Tablet, a derivative of artemisininis a water-soluble hemisuccinate. It is very effective in the treatment of severmalaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum strainswhen other medicinesfail to show positive results. However, it cannot be used to prevent malaria.Azunate L 480 mg/80 mg Tablet can be given by injection into a vein or amuscle, or taken by mouth.
This medicine is generally well tolerated in the body.Side effects may include diarrhoea, an allergicreaction, slow heartbeat, abdominal pain, anaemia,headache, swelling of the liver, fever, body pain,dizziness, and low white blood cell levels. It appears to be safe to useduring pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you have faced a previoussevere allergic reaction to this drug then you should avoid the use of thismedicine. Drugs that should be avoided while taking Azunate L 480 mg/80 mgTablet include isoniazid, amiodarone, methoxsalen, desipramine, ketoconazole,letrozole, methoxsalen and tranylcypromine. This medicine should beadministered with caution in patients having an impaired liver or kidneyfunction. Appropriate diagnostic tests must be performed before determining thedose regimen.
Uses of Azunate L Tablet
Azunate L 480 mg/80 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of malaria.
Azunate LTablet side effects
Side Effects of Azunate L are Headache, Loss ofappetite, Dizziness, Weakness, Joint pain, Pain in muscles.
How to useAzunate L Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by yourdoctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Azunate L 480 mg/80mg Tablet is to be taken with food.
HowAzunate L Tablet works
Azunate L 480 mg/80 mg Tablet is a combination of twoantiparasitic medicines: Artesunate and Lumefantrine which treat malaria. Thesemedicines work by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substancetoxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infectionfrom spreading.