Arex-160 IM Injection

Brand Name: Arex-160
Generic: Artemether
Weight: 160 mg/ml
Type: IM Injection
Therapeutic Class: Anti-malarial drugs
Manufacturer: Jayson Pharma Ltd.
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Last Updated: 2020-11-21 18:15:00

Arex-160 IM Injection Uses

Arex-160 IM Injection contains Artemether. Arex-160 uses:

Artemether is indicated for Malaria, Schistosomiasis.

Arex-160 IM Injection Doses

Arex-160 IM Injection contains Artemether 160 mg/ml. Arex-160 doses:

Adult: 80 mg twice daily for 1 day followed by 80 mg once daily for 4 days. Maximum dose: 480 mg for 5 days.

Children: 3.2 mg/kg/day in 2 divided doses followed by 1.6 mg/kg/day once daily for 4 days. Maximum dose: 9.6 mg/kg for 5 days.

 

Side Effects

Mild Gl disturbance, dizziness, tinnitus, reduction in reticulocyte and leucocyte counts, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, bradycardia, first degree heart block, transient increase in serum transaminases.

Introduction

Artemether is a potent and rapidly acting blood schizontocide, which is highly efficacious in treating chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria, and complicated falciparum malaria including cerebral malaria. Its quick onset of effect and high efficacy in bringing down the parasite load are the properties which make this drug a suitable therapeutic option against falciparum infection.

Arex-160 Precaution

Avoid concomitant use of drugs known to prolong QT interval or monitor such patients.

Interaction

Artemether causes QT prolongation in some patients. Thus concomitant use of erythromycin, terfenadine, procainamide, quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone, bretylium, bepridil, sotalol, astemizole, probucol, tricyclic antidepressants, phenothiazines may be avoided.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy Category-C. Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Contraindication

Contraindicated in patients with hpersensitivity to Artemether.

Special Warning

 

Acute Overdose

 

Interaction with other Medicine

 

Storage Condition

 

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