Miltefosine - Drug InformationGeneric Name : Miltefosine
International- Miltex, Miteforan, impavido.
Why it is prescribed (Indications) :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 :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.