Warnings:

Women who are pregnant must not use miltefosine. It may harm an unborn baby. Women of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test before starting treatment with this medication. To prevent pregnancy, use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 5 months after stopping miltefosine. Ask your doctor for more details.

Warnings:

Women who are pregnant must not use miltefosine. It may harm an unborn baby. Women of childbearing age must have a negative pregnancy test before starting treatment with this medication. To prevent pregnancy, use reliable forms of birth control during treatment and for 5 months after stopping miltefosine. Ask your doctor for more details.

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Uses

Miltefosine is used to treat a certain infection called leishmaniasis. It works by stopping the growth of certain parasites.

How to use Impavido

Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start taking miltefosine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Take this medication by mouth with food, as directed by your doctor, usually 2 or 3 times daily. The dosage is based on your medical condition, weight, and response to treatment.

Swallow the capsule whole. Do not chew, break, crush, or dissolve the capsule.

Antibiotics work best when the amount of medicine in your body is kept at a constant level. Take this drug at evenly spaced intervals.

Continue to take this medication until the full prescribed amount is finished, even if symptoms disappear after a few days. Stopping the medication too early may result in a return of the infection.

Tell your doctor if your condition lasts or gets worse.

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