MILTEFOSINE, 10mg, caps.


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Therapeutic Action

Antimicrobial, anti-leishmanial, antineoplastic


Visceral leishmaniasis in East Africa, in HIV co-infected patients, in association with liposomal amphotericin B

Post-kala azar dermal leishmaniasis in East Africa, in HIV co-infected patients, in association with pentavalent antimonial

Cutaneous leishmaniasis

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Instructions for use

The capsule should be swallowed whole and not chewed or broken apart. To be administered with food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects.

The 10 mg dosage is intended for paediatric use.

Precautions for Use

Contraindicated during pregnancy due to potential risk of embryo-fetal toxicity, including death and foetal malformations.

Vomiting and/or diarrhoea occurring during treatment may affect absorption of oral contraceptives and therefore compromise their efficacy. Advise women of childbearing age to use an additional non-oral method of effective contraception during treatment and for 5 months after the last dose.

Do not administer in children under 12 years of age or weighing less than 30 kg.

Common side effects: abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea.


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