Ketress Tablets 40Mg
Brand : ici pharmaceuticals ltd
Requires Prescription (YES/NO)
How it works
The mechanism of action of levamisole as an antiparasitic agent appears to be tied to its agnositic activity towards the L-subtype nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in nematode muscles. This agonistic action reduces the capacity of the males to control their reproductive muscles and limits their ability to copulate. The mechanism of action of Levamisole as an anticancer drug in combination with fluorouracil is unknown. The effects of levamisole on the immune system are complex. The drug appears to restore depressed immune function rather than to stimulate response to above-normal levels. Levamisole can stimulate formation of antibodies to various antigens, enhance T-cell responses by stimulating T-cell activation and proliferation, potentiate monocyte and macrophage functions including phagocytosis and chemotaxis, and increase neutrophil mobility, adherence, and chemotaxis.
USAGE AND SAFETY
It can cause Fever or chills, Black, tarry stools, Sores in mouth and on lips, Blurred vision, Diarrhea, Anxiety.
This drug may interact with blood pressure medicines , loratadine, sucralfate, levothyroxin , acetaminophen.
Levamisole is an antihelminthic drug that was commonly used for the treatment of parasitic, viral, and bacterial infections.
When not to Use
It is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to the drug.
In case of microfilaraemia, transient fever may occur.
This medicine is contraindicated during lactation.
Avoid taking alcohol with this medicine.
Taking alcohol along with this medicine may aggravate the side effects.
Always consult your physician before using any medicine.
Store this medicine at room temperature, away from direct light and heat.