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Arteether is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

Arteether acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.

Common side effects

Pneumonia, Cough, Dizziness, Ecg changes, Fever, Headache, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Weakness, Nausea, Diarrhoea

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Expert advice

  • You may be monitored with blood test once a week during 4 weeks for the presence of malarial parasites.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as arteether may cause side effects such as dizziness or nausea.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel better as infection may not be completely cured.
  • Do not take arteether if you have ECG abnormalities.

Content on this page was last updated on 25 April, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)