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Miltefosine is an anti-parasitic drug used to treat leishmaniasis, a disease caused by an infection with parasites that enter the body through the bite of an infected sand fly. Miltefosine is used to treat leishmaniasis affecting the skin, internal organs (such as the liver, spleen or bone marrow), and mucous membranes (nose, mouth, and throat). Miltefosine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

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In animal studies, miltefosine has caused birth defects and death of unborn offspring. It is not known whether these effects would occur in people. You should not use miltefosine if you are pregnant.

You may need to have a negative pregnancy test before starting this treatment. Use effective birth control while you are taking miltefosine and for at least 5 months after your treatment ends.

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Impavido Capsule 50 Mg