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Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets

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6 Tablet(s) in Strip
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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 ...
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ContainsMefloquine(200.0 Mg),Artesunate(100.0 Mg)
ClassificationANTI-MALARIAL
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Uses of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets

Falcigo Plus Tablet is used to treat malaria.

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

  • Nausea,
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Palpitations
  • Hearing-impaired
  • Increased levels of bilirubin (hyperbilirubinemia)

Precautions and Warnings of Falcigo Plus Strip Of 6 Tablets

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Falcigo Plus Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Limited information is available on the use of Falcigo Plus Tablet in pregnancy. Use it if prescribed by your doctor.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Falcigo Plus Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Contents of Falcigo Plus Tablet pass into breast milk and can affect the baby. Use while breastfeeding is not recommended.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Falcigo Plus Tablet?
A:
Falcigo Plus tablet can make you feel dizzy. Avoid driving and handling any machinery if you experience this side effect.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Falcigo Plus Tablet?
A:
Do not consume alcohol while taking the Falcigo Plus tablet, as this can make you dizzier.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • 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 c...
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  • 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 tre...
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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

Overdose

  • 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.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: When should I take Falcigo plus?

A: Falcigo plus must be taken after malaria is diagnosed and is confirmed by the doctor that it is of an uncomplicated type caused by a certain species of malaria-causing parasites called Plasmodium falciparum. This medicine should not be self-prescribed or taken without the advice of a qualified physician.

Q: Can I continue to take Falcigo plus if I still don’t test negative for malaria?

A: No, Falcigo plus must only be taken for a limited duration as prescribed by your doctor. If you still feel feverish or any other symptoms after finishing the course, then revisit the doctor and take his opinion. Do not continue taking the medicine on your own.

Q: Can I use Falcigo plus for preventing malaria?

A: Falcigo plus is only recommended for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum and in a few other types of malaria, depending on the setting. This tablet should not be used for the prevention of malaria due to any organism.

Q: What should I do if I vomit after taking the tablet?

A: If you vomit in less than 30 minutes after taking the dose, then you must take the whole tablet again. If vomiting occurs after 30 minutes of taking the dose, then half tablet of the usual dose has to be taken. If vomiting occurs again after taking the next dose, then the treatment may have to be changed. Consult your physician.

Q: Is there anything else I need to know before taking Falcigo plus?

A: Do not take this tablet for more than 3-days or the prescribed duration, even if the symptoms do not subside. The dosages vary according to weight and age. Hence, self-administration is not recommended. These tablets have to be taken as per the prescription.
Product Details
Brand
FALCIGO PLUS
Expires on or After
30/12/2021
Last Updated on: 31 Oct 2020 | 03:29 PM (IST)

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