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Artesunate - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team
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Information about Artesunate

Generic Name : Artesunate
Pronunciation : art-i-sun-ayte
Latest prescription information about Artesunate. 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, warnings and its storage instructions . 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
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Artesunate

India- Aarnet, Aarnet Plu, Aba-At, Acnate, A-Keftal, Altinate, Altinate K, Altinate T, Ar-2, Arh Plus, Arh Tab , Arnet, Arsufact, Artesa, Artestar, Artfin, Arth, Artisin , Artisun, Asunate , At, Ate, Avbet , Bioart, Dunate, Emsunate , Endomal-At , Endomal-O, Falciat, Falcicare, Falcidium , Falcidium, Falcigo, Falcigo Pl, Falcimax, Falcimax-I, Falcina , Falcinez , Falcinil, Falciquin , Falcitrol, Falcized, Falcyguard, Falcynate, Falno , Falz, Fevonate, Gate Tab, Gofalcy , Karat, Larinate, Larinate 2, Larinate 5, Larinate-1, Larinate-M, Malater , Malatrit-S, Malnate , Malnate In, Martis , Masunate, Mate , Maxinate, Mononate, Nisunate, Orinate, Oxynate-Ar, Pyralfin-A , Reonate, Rt-60, Rtn , Rtsun, Rtsunate , Signat,, Spy , Sunarte , Svizunate, Swait-At , Tab Atrent, Tesubel , Ulteria , Versaquin , Xeremal-R , Zentrom , Zesunate, Zesunate-K.
International- Gen Art Sp Araqal.
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Why is Artesunate Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. 

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When should Artesunate not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Artesunate?

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

How should Artesunate 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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Artesunate?

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

What are the side effects of Artesunate?

Temporary and reversible anemia, slow heart rate, rash and fever.

What are the other precautions for Artesunate?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Artesunate?

Store in a cool, dry and dark place.




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bhadresh123, India

Dear Sir, we have our Cheritable trust and in Guwahati [Tura, Meghalaya and Assam] we want to distribute the tablets (Free of cost) for antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. the combination we look for is Tab. Artesunate 50 mgs / Amodiaquine 153 mgs. approx. we need around 3000 Packet each with 24 tablets. Also We may need more of these tablets again in near future for the same purpose. awaiting your quick reply even if it is negative. Thanks, Best Regards, Bhadresh Shah From Mumbai, Kandivali East - Lokhandwala

hgpandya, India

u haven't shown exact contents in the combination

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