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ARTEMETHER INJ 80mg

Artemether inj is a medication used in the treatment of malaria. The injection is specifically used in the treatment of severe malaria. It is given by injection in a muscle.it is used for the Initial treatment of uncomplicated malaria, when there is persistent vomiting which precludes oral antimalaria therapy. Artemether injection is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an online Pharmacy store in Lagos.

What is Artemether Injection used for?

Artemether injection is a potent and quick acting antimalarial agent that is used for treating chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria.

How does Artemether Injection work?

Artemether in the body is metabolized into the active metabolite dihydroartemisinin. It works against the erythrocytic stages of P. falciparum. It does this by inhibiting nucleic acid and protein synthesis.

Artemether Injection Dosage

For Adult dose: Artemether injection should be given 80mg twice a day on the first day and followed by 80mg once a day for 4 days. Maximum dose should be 480mg.

For Children dose: Artemether injection should be given 1.6mg/kg twice a day on the first day and followed by same dose once daily for 5 days. Maximum dose is 9.6mg/kg .

How should Artemether injection be taken?

Artemether injection comes as a solution for injection, it is to be administered by a healthcare provider into a large muscle.

Artemether injection Side Effects.

Some of the side effects of Artemether injection includes;

  • Cough
  •  Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  •  Joint and muscle pain
  • Stiffness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Nausea
  • Stomach pain
  • Tiredness
  • Trouble in sleeping
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness.

How long does it take for Artemether injection to work?

After intramuscular administration of Artemether injection, peak plasma concentrations are attained within about six hours. Artemether injection has been found to clear fever in severe falciparum malaria within 30-84 hours.

What are Artemether Injection precautions?

Consult your physician if you have history of liver or kidney disease, heart problem, infection, mental illness, HIV or any allergy. who are taking other medications.

Artemether may cause dizziness so do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Artemether Injection price

Artemether can be purchased at Drugstore.ng, Nigeria’s online largest pharmacy store.

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