How to Take Artemether and Dose of Artemether


Find out how to take Artemether (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Artemether


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

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

Pregnancy Category

Category C : Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it in refrigerator.
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