What is Falcigo Plus?

Falcigo Plus Injection

Falcigo Plus Injection is a medicine that is used for the treatment of Chloroquine Resistant Falciparum Malaria, Cerebral Malaria, Chloroquine Resistant Malaria, Severe Malaria, Malaria Of The Cerebrum Of The Brain and other conditions.

Falcigo Plus Injection contains Artesunate, and Mefloquine as active ingredients.

Falcigo Plus Injection works by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite; destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development.

Falcigo Plus Injection Uses

Falcigo Plus Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:

  • Chloroquine Resistant Falciparum Malaria
  • Cerebral Malaria
  • Chloroquine Resistant Malaria
  • Severe Malaria
  • Malaria Of The Cerebrum Of The Brain

Falcigo Plus Injection Working, Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology

Falcigo Plus Injection improves the patient’s condition by performing the following functions:

  • Producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite.
  • Destroying the parasites at a crucial stage of development.

Falcigo Plus Injection – Composition and Active Ingredients

Falcigo Plus Injection is composed of the following active ingredients (salts)

  • Artesunate (50 MG)
  • Mefloquine (250 MG)

Falcigo Plus Injection – Side-effects

The following is a list of possible side-effects that may occur from all constituting ingredients of Falcigo Plus Injection. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects are possible, but do not always occur. Some of the side-effects may be rare but serious. Consult your doctor if you observe any of the following side-effects, especially if they do not go away.

  • Abnormal Liver Function
  • Slow Heart Rate
  • Abnormal Blood Counts
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Feeling Sick

Falcigo Plus Injection – Precautions & How to Use

Before using this drug, inform your doctor about your current list of medications, over the counter products (e.g. vitamins, herbal supplements, etc.), allergies, pre-existing diseases, and current health conditions (e.g. pregnancy, upcoming surgery, etc.).

Some health conditions may make you more susceptible to the side-effects of the drug. Take as directed by your doctor or follow the direction printed on the product insert. Dosage is based on your condition. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens. Important counseling points are listed below.

  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery
  • Experience pain, burning, tingling, numbness in hands or feet, muscle weakness or problems in eyes
  • Have any heart disease or liver disorders
  • Pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Falcigo Plus Injection – Drug Interactions

If you take other drugs or over the counter products at the same time, the effects of Falcigo Plus Injection may change. This may increase your risk for side-effects or cause your drug not to work properly. Tell your doctor about all the drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements you are using, so that you doctor can help you prevent or manage drug interactions. Falcigo Plus Injection may interact with the following drugs and products:

  • Amiodarone
  • Artemisinin
  • Chloroquine
  • Dihydroartemisinin
  • Halofantrine
  • Mefloquine

Falcigo Plus Injection – Contraindications

Hypersensitivity to Falcigo Plus Injection is a contraindication. In addition, Falcigo Plus Injection should not be taken if you have the following conditions:

  • breastfeeding
  • First 3 months of pregnancy
  • History of psychiatric illness and seizure disorders
  • Hypersensitive
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Severe hepatic and renal impairment

Other important Information on Falcigo Plus Injection

Missing a dose

In case you miss a dose, take it as soon as you notice. If it is close to the time of your next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your dosing schedule. Do not take extra dose to make up for a missed dose.

 If you are regularly missing doses, consider setting an alarm or asking a family member to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss changes in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses, if you have missed too many doses recently.

Overdosage of Falcigo Plus Injection

Do not take more than prescribed dose. Taking more medication will not improve your symptoms; rather they may cause poisoning or serious side-effects. If you suspect that you or anyone else who may have overdosed of Falcigo Plus Injection, please go to the emergency department of the closest hospital or nursing home.

 Bring a medicine box, container, or label with you to help doctors with necessary information.

Do not give your medicines to other people even if you know that they have the same condition or it seems that they may have similar conditions. This may lead to overdosage.

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or product package for more information.

Storage of Falcigo Plus Injection

Store medicines at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Do not freeze medicines unless required by package insert. Keep medicines away from children and pets.

Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into drainage unless instructed to do so. Medication discarded in this manner may contaminate the environment. Please consult your pharmacist or doctor for more details on how to safely discard Falcigo Plus Injection.

Expired Falcigo Plus Injection

Taking a single dose of expired Falcigo Plus Injection is unlikely to produce an adverse event. However, please discuss with your primary health provider or pharmacist for proper advice or if you feel unwell or sick.

 Expired drug may become ineffective in treating your prescribed conditions. To be on the safe side, it is important not to take expired drug. If you have a chronic illness that requires taking medicine constantly such as heart condition, seizures, and life-threatening allergies, you are much safer keeping in touch with your primary health care provider so that you can have a fresh supply of unexpired medications.

Dosage Information

Please consult your physician or pharmacist or refer to product package.

Falcigo Plus Injection – Packages and Strengths

Falcigo Plus Injection is available in the following packages and strengths

  • Falcigo Plus Injection – Packages: 1 Injection
  • Falcigo Plus Injection – Strengths: 50MG+250MG

Falcigo Plus Injection – Frequently asked Questions

Can Falcigo Plus Injection be used for chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria?

Yes, chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria are among the most common reported uses for Falcigo Plus Injection. Please do not use Falcigo Plus Injection for chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria without consulting first with your doctor. Click here to find out what other patients report as common uses for Falcigo Plus Injection.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

If you experience drowsiness, dizziness, hypotension or a headache as side-effects when eating Falcigo Plus Injection medicine then it may not be safe to drive a vehicle or operate heavy machinery.

One should not drive a vehicle if eating the medicine makes you drowsy, dizzy or lowers your blood-pressure extensively. Pharmacists also advise patients not to drink alcohol with medicines as alcohol intensifies drowsiness side-effects.

 Please check for these effects on your body when using Falcigo Plus Injection. Always consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body and health conditions.

Is this medicine or product addictive or habit forming?

Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction or abuse. Usually, government’s categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Examples include schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US. Please consult the product package to make sure that the medicine does not belong to such special categorizations of medicines. Lastly, do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence to medicines without the advice of a doctor.

Can it be stopped immediately or do I have to slowly ween off consumption?

Some medicines need to be tapered or cannot be stopped immediately because of rebound effects. Please consult with your doctor for recommendations specific to your body, health and other medications that you may be using.

Is Falcigo Plus Injection safe to consume or apply when pregnant?

Please consult with your doctor for case-specific recommendations.

Is Falcigo Plus Injection safe while breastfeeding?

Please discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

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