Artesunate- Drug Detail Profile

Category of DrugArtesunate is an Anti-Infectives
Mechanism of Action 
Indications Artesunate is used for
Treatment of uncomplicated P. falciparum
malaria in areas of multiple drug resistance.
Well Known
Pharmaceutical Brands
Available dosage forms 1. TABLET
Contraindications1. The first trimester of pregnancy
2. Hypersensitivity
Precautions 1. Risk of recurrence if used alone in non-
immune patients
2. Hepatic/renal insufficiency
3. Pregnancy
4. lactation
5. Paediatrics
Adverse Effects 1. Headache
2. Nausea
3. Vomiting
4. Abdominal pain
5. Diarrhoea
6. Dizziness
7. Tinnitus
8. Neutropenia
9. Elevated liver enzyme values
10. ECG abnormalities
Pregnancy Category C

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