Information about Arteether

Arteether Uses

Arteether (also known as artemotil) is used to treat severe Falciparum malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite.
. It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).

How Arteether works

Arteether is an antiparasitic medication. It works by producing harmful chemicals (free radicals) within the malarial parasite, thereby killing it.

Common side effects of Arteether

Headache, Weakness, Dizziness, Vomiting, Injection site pain, Nausea, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea, Cough, Body ache, Leg pain, Chills, Rigors
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Last updated
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Expert advice for Arteether

  • Arteether can be taken with or without food or as suggested by the doctor.
  • Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better.
  • It may cause dizziness and sleepiness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • Do not take this medicine if you are in the first 3 months of pregnancy. Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice flu-like symptoms such as chills, fever, muscle pains and any changes in a heartbeat.
  • You may be asked for a regular blood test once a week while taking this medicine. 

Frequently asked questions for Arteether


Q. Who should not use Arteether?

Use of Arteether should be avoided in patients who are allergic to Arteether or any of its components. However, if you are not aware of any allergy or if you are using Arteether for the first time, consult your doctor.

Q. What should I tell my doctor before starting treatment with Arteether?

Before starting treatment with Arteether, inform your doctor if you have any other health conditions like kidney- or heart-related problems. This is because certain medical conditions may affect your treatment and you may even need dose modifications. Also, let your doctor know about all the other medicines you are taking because they may affect, or be affected by, this medicine. Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Q. Is Arteether safe?

Arteether is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. How is Arteether administered?

Arteether should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Arteether.


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