ARTESUNATE = AS oral

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    Prescription under medical supervision

     

    Oral artesunate must always be administered in combination with another antimalarial in coformulated tablets: artesunate/amodiaquine or artesunate/mefloquine. 

     

    Therapeutic action

    • Antimalarial

    Indications

    • Treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria, in combination with another antimalarial
    • Treatment of uncomplicated malaria due to other Plasmodium species, in combination with another antimalarial, when chloroquine cannot be used
    • Completion treatment following parenteral therapy for severe malaria, in combination with another antimalarial

    Forms and strengths

    • 50 mg tablet

    Dosage and duration

    • Child and adult: 4 mg/kg once daily for 3 days in combination with another antimalarial

    Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

    • May cause: gastrointestinal disturbances, dizziness.
    • Pregnancy: no contra-indication
    • Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

    Storage

     
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    – Below 25 °C