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General Information on Artemether

Generic Name : Artemether

Pronunciation : art-i-meth-uh

Latest prescription information about Artemether. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y41.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Malarials

Why is Artemether Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent,used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria,including cerebral malaria.  

When should Artemether not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Artemether?

Adult dose-80mg twice a day one day 1,followed by 80mg once a day for 4 days.Max dose-480mg.
Children-1.6mg/kg twice a day on day 1,follwed by same dose once daily for 5 days.Max dose-9.6mg/kg A 3 day regime is also used alternatively.

How should Artemether be taken?

It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle.

What are the warnings and precautions for Artemether?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney disease, heart problem, infection, mental illness, HIV, any allergy, who are taking other medications.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Artemether?

Cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, joint and muscle pain and stiffness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, tiredness, trouble in sleeping, vomiting, and weakness.

What are the other precautions for Artemether?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Artemether?

Store it in refrigerator.

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Dorah Likukela 

I need to know The side effects of administering Artemether to a patient that has been vomiting?

2. What are the side effects

3. Should Artemether be followed by administering Quinine?

4. What are the side effects in a patient given both Artemether and Quinine.

Dr.mohmed A.ELAbyad 

Thanks for this interested web Can ARTEMETHER cause Fanconi syndrome ? is there any case report ? Waiting for your answer.

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