Artesunate

Details About Generic Salt ::  Artesunate 

Main Medicine Class:: Anti Infectives   Sub Medicine Class ::  Anti Malarials

13J. ANTI-MALARIALS in 13. ANTI-INFECTIVES
ARTESUNATE
ARTEMISININ DERIVATIVE | ANTI-MALARIAL

Indications & Dose: FALCIPARUM MALARIA Uncomplicated Combination therapy PO Adult 4mg/kg/day single dose 3 days with other anti-malarials Child 4mg/kg/day single dose 3 days with other anti-malarials | MALARIA Severe IV/IM Adult 2.4mg/kg repeated after 12 & 24h, then OD thereafter. Switch to oral therapy as soon as possible

Precautions: risk of recurrence if used alone in non-immune patients

ADR: Serious: prolongation of the QT interval, temporary suppression of reticulocyte response, ECG abnormalities, neutropenia, increased liver enzymes, Others: headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, dizziness

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