Falcigo Injection (Artesunate)
What is Falcigo Injection (Artesunate) used for?
Falcigo (Artesunate) is a antimalarial agent. It is recommended as a first-line treatment in cases of severe malaria by the World Health Organization. Each package contains 60mg of Artesunate powder and the required solutions for mixing for injection.
How should I use Falcigo Injection (Artesunate)?
Artesunate injection is a first line treatment in cases of severe malaria. It has been recommended by the World Health Organization for this use.
The powder needs to be reconstituted with sodium bicarbonate and sodim chloride solution (included in the pack). The seperate components should be mixed immediately prior to injection. Any remaining ingredients should be discarded.
Artesunate should be injected intramuscularly or intervenously. Prior to injection the powder must be reconstituted with the included sodium bicarbonate and sodim chloride solutions.
In most cases, the recommended dosage is a loading dose of 2mg/kg followed by a second dose of 1mg/kg in one hour and a third dose of 1mg/kg after 24 hours. Follow the dosage instructions as provided by your doctor.
What are the side effects of Falcigo Injection (Artesunate)?
Artesunate is generally well-tolerated. You may develope a fever. Higher dosages can sometimes result in cardiotoxicity.
Artesunate can be taken the second and third trimesters, however safety during the first trimester has not been established.