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Side effect(s) of Arteether

Read the side effects of Arteether as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Possible side effects include

Cardiac effects such as bradycardia and QT interval prolongation.

Neurotoxicity has been shown in animal studies

Pain at the injection site. This can be overcome by administering repeated injections in alternate thighs.

Other Precautions : Regimens that include only artemisinin or its derivatives should not be used for less than 7 days because of the unacceptable high levels of remissions or relapses of the condition. Hence, it is recommended that artemisinin derivatives be given for a minimum of 3 days until the patient can take oral therapy of an effective antimalarial to complete 7 days of therapy.

Important Precautions are listed below:

Consult your doctor immediately if your symptoms do not improve, you are unable to eat, or you develop fainting.
Do not drive or operate machinery
Do not stop medication
Finish the entire course of treatment as prescribed
Inform your doctor if you have existing medical problems including heart problems or HIV
Inform your doctor of all your other medications
Monitor blood test once a week
Take with food
This medication is only indicated for cases where resistance to quinine is growing

Drug Name : Arteether

Arteether generic Arteether is used for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria active against P. falciparum strains that are resistant to chloroquine , mefloquine, halofantrine, quinine, pyrimethamine, cycloguanil and amodiaquine. Alpha/beta arteether is also used for the treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria. It is an ethyl ether derivative of artemisinin, which is a natural product of the Chinese medicinal plant Artemisia annua. It is used as a second line drug in severe cases of malaria. There are two formulations of arteether Alpha / beta artheether (of / arteether ) was registered in India in 1997 for use in both children and adults with severe malaria. Artemotil, previously known as beta arteether was registered in Netherlands in 2000. There is a restriction on this drug for children lesser than 16 years due to a possible effect on the heart.
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