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Artemether is a lipid-soluble methyl ether of dihydroartemisinin which has very rapid schizontocidal activity against blood forms of P. falciparum and P. vivax
Product Molecule
Armethar Injectables
Artemether
Indications
Severe & complicated malaria caused by P. falciparum both in adults & children, in areas of multidrug resistant malaria
Pharmacological Class
Pharmacological Properties
Schizonticide
Mechanism Of Action
Artemether is active against all Plasmodia including those which may be resistant to other antimalarials. Artemether has very rapid schizontocidal activity. The schizontocidal activity of artemether is mainly due to destruction of the asexual erythrocytic forms of P. falciparum and P. vivax. There is inhibition of protein synthesis during growth of trophozoites.
Side Effects
Nausea, anorexia
Contraindications
Artemether is contraindicated in patients with hypersensitivity to artemether or other artemisinin compounds.
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