Brand Name: Lever
Generic Name: Artesunate
Dosage form/ Strength: Tablet 50mg
Pharmacology and Indications: Artesunate is an artemisinin derivative from the ‘sweet wormwood plant’ known as Artemisia annua. It is very potent against the asexual forms of plasmodium, schizonts and gametocytes.
Lever is used for the treatment of malaria caused by P. falciparium and P. vivax and also for the emergency treatment of critical cases.
Contraindication: For now, no recorded contraindication is reported, however, this drug must not be used in cases of hypersensitivity to Artesunate.
Interactions: In order to avoid possible interactions between severe medicines, you should always inform your doctor or Pharmacist about any treatment that you are taking.
Warnings and Precautions:
- Do not exceed the stated dose
- Do not use this medicine without medical advice especially in the first 3 months of pregnancy.
- It is not known whether this drug passes into the maternal milk, so do not give to breast-feeding women.
Overdosage: In case of overdosage, you should stop the treatment and consult a Doctor or Pharmacist.
Dosage: 2 tablets morning and evening the first day and 1 tablet morning and evening from the 2nd day to 5th day.
Children: 2mg/kg morning and evening the first day and 1mg/kg morning and evening from the 2nd day to 5th day.
Presentation: Pack of 12 white scored tablets.