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    Information about Artesunate

    Artesunate uses

    Artesunate 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 artesunate works

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

    Common side effects of artesunate

    Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough

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    Expert advice for Artesunate

    • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to artesunate.
    • Do not start or continue the artesunate tablets and consult your doctor you are in first 3 months of pregnancy  or If you are breast feeding.
    • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artesunate because you may feel sleepy.

    Frequently asked questions for Artesunate


    Q. What is artesunate amodiaquine/ Winthrop/artesunate injection?

    These are trade names of artesunate containing products. It is used for the treatment of malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

    Q. Does artesunate contain sulphur?

    No, it does not contain sulphur

    Q. Where does Artesunate come from?

    It is derived from Artemisinin tree.

    Q. Is Artesunate banned in India?

    No, it is available in India with doctor's prescription only

    Q. Why is artesunate better than quinine?

    Intramuscular or intravenous injection of artesunate has shown better treatment effects than quinine. Always consult your doctor regarding its use

    Q. How does Artesunate work?

    It acts by producing free radicals which kills the malarial parasite (Plasmodium)

    Content on this page was last updated on 06 October, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)