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Artemether is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

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

Common side effects

Numbness, Difficulty in speaking, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Muscle cramp, Loss of appetite, Skin rash, Itching, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue

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Expert advice

  • Take artemether tablet with food or drink rich in fat such as milk.  
  • Crush or chew the tablet and swallow it with a glass of water in case of young children.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artemether because you may feel sleep.
  • Do not take artemether if you have severe type of malaria infection.
  • Do not take artemether if you are if you are in first 3 months of pregnancy or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions



How effective is artemether?
Artemether is effective at prescribed dose for the particular disease condition as suggested by your doctor


What is artemether lumefantrine/artemether injection used for?
It is used for treating uncomplicated malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use


How does artemether lumefantrine work?
Artemether and lumefantrine together work by killing the malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum.

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