Sodium Stibogluconate Injection Uses and Side Effects

Medicine Name Sodium Stibogluconate Injection
Manufactured By Albert David Ltd
Medicine Category Other Anti Parasitic Agents
Salt Composition Sodium Stibogluconate (0.33gm)

Sodium Stibogluconate Injection Side Effects

Nausea,Vomiting,Diarrhea,Abdominal pain,Headache,Tiredness,Muscle pain,Joint pain

Sodium Stibogluconate Injection Uses

Sodium Stibogluconate Injection is an antibiotic. It is used in the treatment of kala-azar (a parasitic disease spread by the bite of infected sand flies). It inhibits the growth of the parasite and kills it, thus relieving your infection.Sodium Stibogluconate Injection is given as an injection into a vein (intravenous) or muscle (intramuscular). Your doctor will decide which one is best for you. It is administered by a healthcare professional. Kindly do not self administer. Avoid skipping any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.Some people may experience vomiting, headache, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain, pain in the muscle and joints, and tiredness as the side effects of this medicine. You may also notice some injection site reactions like pain, swelling, or redness. Please consult your doctor if these side effects persist for a longer duration. Rarely, some people may have a severe allergic reaction which needs urgent medical attention. Signs of this include rash, swelling of the lips, tongue or face, shortness of breath, or breathing problems.You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. Special care should be taken in people with kidney, liver, or heart problems while taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if you have been treated for kala-azar earlier or have sores in your mouth, nose, or throat. Your doctor may advise for an electrocardiogram (ECG) to check how well your heart works, before and during your treatment.

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