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Artemether Injection manufacturer

Artemether Injection

Artemether is an antimalarial agent

Artemether Injection, also known as Artemether IM, is an antimalarial medication used for specific purposes. Let’s explore the key details:

  • Therapeutic Action:

    • Artemether is an effective antimalarial agent.
    • It serves as an alternative to injectable artesunate (when artesunate is not available).
    • The primary use is in the treatment of severe malaria.
    • Additionally, it can be used for the initial treatment of uncomplicated malaria when persistent vomiting prevents oral therapy1.
  • Form and Strength:

    • Artemether injection comes in 80 mg ampoules (80 mg/ml) as an oily solution for intramuscular (IM) injection.
    • Never administer it by the intravenous (IV) route.
    • When the required dose is less than 1 ml, use a 1 ml syringe graduated in 0.01 ml increments1.
  • Dosage and Duration:

    • For both children and adults:
      • Loading Dose: 3.2 mg/kg by IM injection on the first day.
      • Maintenance Dose: 1.6 mg/kg once daily.
    • Treat parenterally for at least 24 hours (2 doses). If the patient can tolerate the oral route, switch to a complete 3-day course of an artemisinin-based combination. If not, continue parenteral treatment once daily until the patient can switch to the oral route (without exceeding 7 days of parenteral treatment)1.
  • Contraindications, Adverse Effects, and Precautions:

    • May cause gastrointestinal disturbances and dizziness.
    • No specific contraindications during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
    • Store below 25°C1.

Remember to consult your healthcare provider for personalized advice regarding Artemether Injection. If you have any specific concerns or need further information, feel free to ask! 🌿🌟

Artemether Injection

  • Strengths

    40mg/ml, 80mg/ml

  • Fill Volumes

    1 ml

  • Container

    Glass Ampoule

  • Use

    Artemether is an antimalarial agent

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