Artesunate

Latest prescription information about Artesunate. Learn how to pronounce the drug’s name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Generic Name : Artesunate

Pronunciation : art-i-sun-ayte

Therapeutic Classification : Anti- Malarials

ICD Code : Y41.2

Trade Name(s): 
India- Aarnet, Aarnet Plu, Aba-At, Acnate, A-Keftal, Altinate, Altinate K, Altinate T, Ar-2, Arh Plus, Arh Tab , Arnet, Arsufact, Artesa, Artestar, Artfin, Arth, Artisin , Artisun, Asunate , At, Ate, Avbet , Bioart, Dunate, Emsunate , Endomal-At , Endomal-O, Falciat, Falcicare, Falcidium , Falcidium, Falcigo, Falcigo Pl, Falcimax, Falcimax-I, Falcina , Falcinez , Falcinil, Falciquin , Falcitrol, Falcized, Falcyguard, Falcynate, Falno , Falz, Fevonate, Gate Tab, Gofalcy , Karat, Larinate, Larinate 2, Larinate 5, Larinate-1, Larinate-M, Malater , Malatrit-S, Malnate , Malnate In, Martis , Masunate, Mate , Maxinate, Mononate, Nisunate, Orinate, Oxynate-Ar, Pyralfin-A , Reonate, Rt-60, Rtn , Rtsun, Rtsunate , Signat,, Spy , Sunarte , Svizunate, Swait-At , Tab Atrent, Tesubel , Ulteria , Versaquin , Xeremal-R , Zentrom , Zesunate, Zesunate-K.
International- Gen Art Sp Araqal.

Why it is prescribed (Indications) : 
This medication is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria. 

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications): 

Hypersensitivity.

Category N : Not yet classified.

Dosage & When it is to be taken : 
Adult: IV/IM Initial: 2.4 mg/kg. Repeat 12 hr and 24 hr later, then once daily thereafter.

How it should be taken : 
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, as directed by your physician.
It also comes as a solution for injection to be administered by a healthcare provider into the vein or muscle.

Warnings and Precautions : 
* Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver or kidney impairment, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Side Effects : 
Temporary and reversible anemia, slow heart rate, rash and fever.

Other Precautions : 
* Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions : 
Store in a cool, dry and dark place.