Actarit

Description

Actarit is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic medicine (DMARD) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, which is a condition characterized by progressive pain and swelling of the joints.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Actarit

  • Decrease in blood cell count
  • Dry mouth
  • Mouth sores
  • Decreased appetite
  • Cough
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Abdominal pain

Uses of Actarit

What is it prescribed for?

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for this medicine to show its action is not clinically established.
  • Duration of effect
    The amount of time for which this medicine remains active in the body is not clinically established.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to actarit or any other inactive ingredients present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless absolutely necessary. All the risks and benefits should be discussed with the doctor before taking this medicine. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue breastfeeding or to discontinue the drug based on your clinical condition.
General warnings

Other medicines

Actarit may interact with many other medicines and may cause severe adverse effects. Hence, it is advised that you inform the doctor about all your current medicines including any herbs and supplements before beginning treatment with this medicine.

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Regular monitoring of liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Report any unusual symptoms to the doctor on priority. Regular monitoring of kidney function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of the liver function tests is necessary while receiving this medicine. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative might be required in some cases based on the clinical condition.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine exactly as instructed by your doctor. Do not take in larger amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine before completion of the course/without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by modulating the production of certain chemicals (interleukin-2) in the body, which helps to improve the immune system against rheumatoid arthritis.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Approved

Unknown

Classification

Category

Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agent (DMARD), Immunomodulatory Agents

Schedule

Schedule H

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http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in/bitstream/10603/121770/10/10_chapter1.pdf

NCATS Inxight: Drugs — ACTARIT [Internet]. Drugs.ncats.io. 2018 [cited 18 December 2018]. Available from:

https://drugs.ncats.io/substance/HW5B6351RZ

Actarit [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 18 December 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/actarit#section=KEGG--Drug

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Information on this page was last updated on 18 Feb 2019

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