Information about Miltefosine
Generic Name : Miltefosine
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Miltefosine are provided here.
Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y41.3
Therapeutic Classification : Antiprotozoals
Trade Names/Brand Names of Miltefosine
International- Miltex, Miteforan, impavido.
Why is Miltefosine Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is an antiprotozoal drug, prescribed for leishmaniasis. It acts as an Protein Kinase B (PKB) inhibitor.
When should Miltefosine not be taken? (Contraindications)
Contraindicated in patients with HIV, newborns, pregnancy and breastfeeding women.
What is the dosage of Miltefosine?
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 should Miltefosine be taken?
It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Miltefosine?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Miltefosine?
• Most Common:
Nausea and vomiting.
What are the other precautions for Miltefosine?
Avoid excess dosage.
What are the storage conditions for Miltefosine?
Store it in a cool place, protect from excess light and humidity.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022