ARTEMETHER

Product: 
ARTEMETHER
Formulary: 
Generic Formulary
Category: 
Infections & Infestations
Sub Group: 
ANTIMALARIALS
International Brand Name: 
Riamet, Co Artem
Dosages: 
4O MG/80 mg
Unit of Packing: 
Capsuel
In treatment of: 
Chloroquine reistant Falciparum Malaria;severe complicated Falcparum infection including cerebral malaria
Adverse Effects: 
1.Nausea 2.Vomiting 3.Diarrhoea 4.Abdominal pain 5.Tinnitus 6.Reduction in reticulocyte and leucocytes count 7.Dizziness 8.Bradycardia 9.Pain at the site of injection
Contraiindication: 
1.Hypersensitivity to Artemether and other Artemisnin derivatives
Special Precaution: 
1.Renal impairment 2.Hepatic impairment 3.Cardiac failure 4.Monitor patients on concomitant use of drugs which cause prolongation of QT intervals
Interaction: 
Erythromycin, terfenadine, astemizole, quinidine, amiodarone, disopyramide, bretylium, bearidil, sotalol, TCAs should be avoided.
Servings: 
Adult(IM)80 mg twice daily for 1 day followed by 80 mg once daily for 4 days Maximum dose: 480 mg for 5 days Children (IM): 3.2 mg/kg body weight /day in 2 divided dose followed by 1.6 mg / kg body weight / day once daily for 4 days Maximum dose: 9.6 mg / kg for 5 days

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