Esther is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent,used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria,including cerebral malaria.
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Drug information on Esther (Artemether) from Ester Formulations
Drug Name : Artemether
Artemether(Coartem) generic Esther is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent,used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria,including cerebral malaria.
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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.
Cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, joint and muscle pain and stiffness, loss of appetite, nausea, stomach pain, tiredness, trouble in sleeping, vomiting, and weakness.
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle.
Contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity.
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.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it in refrigerator.