How to Take Artesunate and Dose of Artesunate


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

How to take Artesunate


How it should be taken  

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

Dosage & When it is to be taken

Adult: IV/IM Initial: 2.4 mg/kg. Repeat 12 hr and 24 hr later, then once daily thereafter.

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. 

Pregnancy Category

Category N : Not yet classified.

Warnings and Precautions  

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Storage Conditions  

Store in a cool, dry and dark place.

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