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Artemether - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Artemether

Generic Name : Artemether
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Artemether are provided here.
Pronunciation : art-i-meth-uh
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Artemether, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
ICD Code : Y41.2 | Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Malarials

Trade Names/Brand Names of Artemether

India : 


International : 


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 be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.

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,followed 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 for Artemether?

Store it in refrigerator.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022

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Dorah Likukela, Zambia

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, Sudan

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

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