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    Information about Arteether

    Arteether uses

    Arteether is used in the treatment of malaria. 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, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain
    Content Details
    Written By
    Dr. Saleh Rifai
    BCMAS, Pharm.D
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MD (Pharmacology), MBBS
    Last updated on:
    16 Oct 2019 | 01:31 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Arteether

    • 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 16 October, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)