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Arteether

ANTIBIOTICS & ANTIINFECTIVES

ANTIMALARIALS - [ ANTIBIOTICS & ANTIINFECTIVES ]

Arteether is a semisynthetic derivative of Artemisinin. It is used in the treatment of malaria in as a part of combination therapy with other antimalarial drugs. (1)

Complicated falciparum malaria Chloroquine resistant malaria Cerebral malaria. (2)

Pregnancy Hypersensitivity to artemisinin derivatives (2)

Neurological side effects Biochemical side effects (2)

Adult: 150 mg daily i.m. injection, once daily for 3 consecutive days. (2)

1. Vinetz JM, Clain J, Bounkeua V, Eastman RT, Fidock D. Chemotherapy of malaria. In: Brunton L, Chabner B, Knollmann B eds. Goodman & Gilman’s The Pharmacological basis of Therapeutics. 12th ed. China: McGraw Hill; 2011. p1383- 1418. 2. National Formulary of India. 4 th ed. Government of India, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. India: Indian Pharmacopoeia Commission; 2011.