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Common Questions and Answers
How often do I take Impavido (miltefosine)?
Normal dose is 50 mg three times a day for 28 days.
What is the most common side effect?
About half of all patients will experience GI issues such as nausea or vomiting.
How can I mitigate side effect of nausea/vomiting?
30 minutes before each meal take an anti-nauseant such as Zofran. Then take Impavido with a fatty meal 30 minutes later. Keep hydrated. Its always easier to prevent nausea in the first place rather than treating after it happens.