Artemether

Artemether- Drug Detail Profile

Category of Drug Artemether is an Anti-Infectives
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Artemether is used for
1. Treatment of severe P. falciparum malaria in
areas where evidence is there that quinine is
ineffective
2. multidrug-resistant malaria
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
 
Available dosage forms1. CAPSULE
2. INJECTION
Dose 
Contraindications1. The first trimester of pregnancy
2. Hypersensitivity
Precautions 1. Electrolyte disturbances
2. Concomitant use with other drugs known to cause QT-interval prolongation
3. Hepatic impairment
4. Renal impairment
5. Monitor patients unable to take food
Adverse Effects1. Headache
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Abdominal pain
5. Diarrhoea
6. Dizziness
7. Tinnitus
8. Neutropenia
Pregnancy Category C

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