Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets Description
Falcigo Plus Tablet is a combination of two medicines-Mefloquine and Artesunate. It is an antimalarial medicine used to treat malaria. It works by inhibiting the protein and nucleic acid synthesis of
malarial parasites. Inform your doctor about all other medicines you are consuming before starting with Falcigo plus. Nausea, vomiting, dizziness and fatigue are some common side effects of this medicine. If side effects persist or your condition doesn't improve, then immediately inform your doctor. Complete the entire course of this medicine given by your doctor. Do not miss any doses.
|₹4.18 (13% on MRP)
|Mefloquine(200.0 Mg) + Artesunate(100.0 Mg)
Uses of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
Contraindications of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
- If you are allergic to Mefloquine, Artesunate, Quinine and Quinidine or any other ingredients of this medicine.
- If you are having any psychiatric disorders or anxiety disorders.
- If you have seizures (fits).
- If you have or had recently taken Halofantrine, a medicine used to treat malaria.
- If you have or had recently taken antifungal medicine such as Ketoconazole.
Side effects of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
- Abdominal pain
- Increased levels of bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia)
Precautions and Warnings of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
Other General Warnings
- You have any heart or liver disease.
- You are diabetic or have bleeding problems (like thalassemia, sickle cell anemia, etc).
- You have a history of seizures and suicidal thoughts.
- Co-administration with halofantrine or ketoconazole can increase the risk of irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias).
Mode of Action of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
How Does It Work?
- Mefloquine inhibits nucleic acid and protein synthesis of the malarial parasite. It also forms a toxic complex with heme, which is a blood component of the malarial parasite and kills the parasite.
- Artesunate also acts by the same mechanism by forming the toxic complex with heme and inhibiting the nucleic acid and protein synthesis of malarial parasites.
Directions for Use of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
- Take Falcigo Plus Tablet as directed by your doctor
- Take it with a sufficient amount of water
- Do not crush, chew or break the tablet
Interactions of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
Interactions with other medicines
- There is limited information available on the interaction of this combination with other medicines. However, as this medicine contains Mefloquine and Artesunate, any interactions seen with these two components when taken alone, may occur with this combination....
- Halofantrine (another antimalarial) or ketoconazole (antifungal) can cause irregular heartbeats and fainting (prolonged QTc interval) when given with Falcigo Plus Tablet.
- Other medicines that may increase the risk of heart rhythm disorders when given with Falcigo plus include medicines used in brain-related disorders such as Pimozide, Haloperidol, medicines used to treat heart rhythm problems such as Quinidine, Amiodarone, Sotalol and anti-allergic medicines such as Terfenadine, antibiotic such as Moxifloxacin and gut motility agents (Cisapride, Metoclopramide)....
Storage and disposal of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
- Store Falcigo Plus tablet in a cool, dry place, protected from light and moisture.
- Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Dosage of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets
- Symptoms of overdose of Falcigo Plus tablet are nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, dizziness and fatigue.
- If you experience any of the symptoms or think you have taken too much of this medicine, then contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.
Missed a Dose
- It is advisable to complete the course of Falcigo Plus tablet and do not miss any dose. If you have missed any dose of Falcigo Plus tablet, then take it as early as you remember.
- If it is the time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosage schedule.
- Do not take the double dose of the medicine to compensate for the missed one.