Miltefosine

Miltefosine: Uses, Contraindications, Side Effects, and Mechanism of Action

Initially developed as an anti-cancer drug, Miltefosine is chemically a phosphorylcholine ester of hexadecanol. It is an anti-leishmanial drug. Miltefosine is the first medicine to be given orally as a membrane-active alkyl phospholipid to treat “Cutaneous and Visceral leishmaniasis”. It is an oral medicine that, unlike earlier traditional therapy such as pentavalent antimonial drugs, amphotericin […]

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