Zentrom Injection is used in the treatment of malaria. It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).
How Zentrom Powder for Injection works
Zentrom Injection acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.
What is Zentrom?
Zentrom Injection is used for Chloroquine resistant malaria, Severe quinine resistant malaria and other conditions. Zentrom Injection may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Zentrom Injection contains Artesunate as an active ingredient.
Zentrom Injection works by killing the malarial parasite.
Taj Pharma manufactures Zentrom Injection.
Detailed information related to Zentrom Injection’s uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below.
Zentrom Injection Uses
Zentrom Injection is used for the treatment, control, prevention, & improvement of the following diseases, conditions and symptoms:
- Chloroquine resistant malaria
- Severe quinine resistant malaria
- Zentrom Injection may also be used for purposes not listed here.
Zentrom (Artesunate) for Injection – Combi Pack Single Use Vial for IM/IV Use Only
Artesunate is a medication mainly belongs to the group of an antimalarial agent. It is a water-soluble, hemisuccinate or a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin (also called qinghao su). It is one of the most important medications required to treat complicated & severe malaria in the human body, caused by the chloroquine-resistant stain of plasmodium falciparum. Artesunate is a water soluble antimalarial drug and thus, can be given by injection. It also acquires a top position in the WHO’s list of essential medicines required in a basic health system.
We offer combi pack of single-use or single-dose vial for LM/LV for a single patient, single case/injection or procedure. This short-acting agent is primarily intended for parenteral administration to kill parasites more quickly than conventional antimalarial agents. Artesunate 60 mg injection is a common injection type that can be used for different purposes such as I.V. injection – intravenous (into a vein) and I.M. injection intramuscular (into the muscle). It is also quickly effective & reliable in controlling the acute attack of malaria. This injection is suitable to cure the patients suffering from pernicious malaria & P. Falciparum malaria and P. Vivax malaria.
Frequently asked questions about Artesunate
Q. What is artesunate amodiaquine/ Winthrop/artesunate injection?
These are trade names of artesunate containing products. It is used for the treatment of malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q. Does artesunate contain sulphur?
No, it does not contain sulphur
Q. Where does Zentrom come from?
It is derived from Artemisinin tree.
Q. Is Zentrom banned in India?
No, it is available in India with doctor’s prescription only
Q. Why is artesunate better than quinine?
Intramuscular or intravenous injection of artesunate has shown better treatment effects than quinine. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q. How does Zentrom work?
It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)