Miltefosine - Drug Information

Generic Name : Miltefosine
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Latest prescription information about Miltefosine. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.3 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiprotozoals
Drug Information

Trade Name(s): 

International- Miltex, Miteforan, impavido.

Why it is prescribed : 

This medication is an antiprotozoal drug, prescribed for leishmaniasis. It acts as an Protein Kinase B (PKB) inhibitor.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Contraindicated in patients with HIV, newborns, pregnancy and breastfeeding women.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications): 

Oral: Adult- >25kg: The recommended dose is 100mg/day, twice a day, for 28 days.
<25kg: The recommended dose is 50mg/day, twice a day, for 28 days.

How it should be taken : 

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

Warnings and Precautions : 

Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of advanced disease, kidney or liver impairment and breastfeeding women.

Side Effects : 

  Most Common
- Nausea and vomiting.

Other Precautions : 

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 

Store it in a cool place, protect from excess light and humidity.


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