Miltefosine- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugMiltefosine is an Anti-Infectives
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Miltefosine is used for
As directly observed therapy (DOT) of
visceral Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms CAPSULES
Contraindications 1. Children below 2 years
2. Patients with HIV
3. Newborns
4. Pregnancy
5. Lactation
Precautions Avoid contact with eyes, kidney or liver
impairment may impair the ability to drive or operate machinery.
Adverse Effects 1. Nausea and vomiting
2. GI irritation
3. Diarrhoea
4. Constipation
5. Ocular
6. Hepatic
7. Renal toxicity
8. Skin rash
9. Leukocytosis
10. Thrombocytosis
Pregnancy Category X

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