This medication is prescribed for sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and some infections caused by parasites. It works by causing the parasites to lose energy, which causes their death.
IV: Dose is based on patients body weight and response to the medication.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein.
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver impairment, allergy, decreased serum albumin level,malnutrition, pregnant women, children, elderly and during breastfeeding.
Central nervous system:
Fever, headache, tiredness, fainting, weakness, numbness and increased sensitivity in hand and foot.
Skin: Rash and itching.
Metabolic: Adrenal insufficiency and abnormality in liver enzymes.
Gastrointestinal: Vomiting, abdominal pain, nausea and metallic taste.
Blood: Decrease in blood count.
Liver: Transient increase in bilirubin level.
Musculoskeletal: Tingling and peripheral neuropathy.
Eye: Eye diseases and eye problems.
Genitourinary: Presence of protein in urine and kidney impairment.
Avoid excess dosage.
Normally handled and stored by health care providers.
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