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What is Arthelad Used for?

Arthelad is a fixed dose combination medication that is used in the treatment of malaria of the P. falciparum and P. vivax types. Arthelad is a combination of piperaquine and dihydroartemisinin. It is taken by mouth. Arthelad is available on Drugstore Nigeria, an online payment in Lagos.

How does Arthelad work?

Arthelad is a combination medication that contains an artemisinin component which is dihydroartemisinin which works very quickly to clear the malaria parasite from the person’s blood, and a longer acting drug which is piperaquine which clears the remaining parasites from the blood and may prevent new infections with malaria.

Arthelad composition.

Arthelad is made up of different dosage forms both in tablet and powder for suspension. Each film coated tablet for contains:

Single Strength: Dihydroartemisinin 40mg + Piperaquine 320mg

Tetra Strength: Dihydroartemisinin 120mg + Piperaquine 960mg

Arthelad Dosage

Arthelad contains Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine (DHA/PQP) and it is to be administered once a day for 3 consecutive days. Arthelad dosage (quantity and number of tablets) to be taken by the patient in each administration depends on the patient’s body weight.

What are the Side Effects of Arthelad?

Some adverse effects of this Arthelad are generally tolerable and temporary and they include;

  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Cough
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Anorexia
  • Asthenia
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Changes in biochemical and blood indices

How long Does it take for Arthelad to work?

Treatment of malaria with Arthelad tablet is completed in three days. Arthelad contains Dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine that kills the malaria parasites quickly, producing a fast resolution of clinical signs and symptoms.

Arthelad Precautions

  • Caution should be taken by patient with Hepatic and kidney impairment when taking Arthelad tablet.
  • Pregnant women should consult with their physician before taking Arthelad Tablet as it can cause serious birth defect when used at the first trimester of pregnancy.
  • Breastfeeding mothers should also consult with their physician before taking Arthelad Tablet.

Where to buy Arthelad?

Arthelad can be purchased on, Nigeria’s largest online pharmacy.


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