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Artemether injection is an anti-malarial product manufactured and used for the treatment of drug-resistant strains of malaria p. falciparum and p. vivax. It can be used both on its own and in combination (often with lumefantrine) for the treatment of malaria in both adults and children.
Its active ingredient is artemether, which is a highly effective anti-malarial which has been shown to clear fever within 30-48 hours.
For injections, it comes as a solution, which should only be administered by your doctor or healthcare provider into a large muscle.
As with all pharmaceuticals, some unwanted effects can occur from the use of artemether. Always consult a doctor or health care professional for medical advice before use. Common side effects include, but may not be limited to a cough, diarrhea, mild weakness or dizziness, mild headaches, joint or muscle pain, nausea, runny or stuffy nose. Seek medical attention if the following develop: body aches, chills, dark urine, fast or pounding heartbeats, flu symptoms, pale skin, severe headaches, skin rash, vomiting or loss of appetite. If any of the following occur then seek immediate medical attention: difficulty in breathing, hives, swelling of your face, lips, tongue or throat.
If any symptom persists or gets worse, or you notice any other symptom, then please call your doctor immediately.
Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before using Artemether Injection.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, then call your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery should be avoided, as it may dizziness.
Do NOT use Artemether Injection if:
- You are allergic to anything in artemether;
- You have a history with irregular heartbeats, liver or kidney disease;
- You have severe heart problems;
- You have low blood potassium or magnesium levels.
Use of Artemether during pregnancy or breast feeding should be limited, and when the benefits outweigh any risks. Consult your doctor before using Artemether.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise. Usual adult does is: 3.2 mg/kg, followed by a 1.6 mg/kg dose until oral medication can be taken or for a maximum of 7 days. Usual does for children over 6 months is: 3.2 mg/kg, followed by a 1.6 mg/kg dose until oral medication can be taken or for a maximum of 7 days.
There may be some interactions which should be avoided, such as with other anti-malaria medication, or antibiotics (this is not a full list of all possible interactions). Consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with artemether.
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