ARTHEC® Artemether injection

Anti-Malarials

 Composition/strength:  Artemether 80mg/ml

Presentation:  A colourless or yellowish clear oily solution.
Indications: Arthec is a strong schizontocide effective in the treatment of all kinds of malaria including chloroquine - resistant P. falciparum malaria. It is a useful first aid for critical malaria.
Dosage:  The drug is given intramuscularly for five days with an initial dose of 3.2mg/kg, followed by 1.6mg/kg for the following 4 days.

The initial dose for adults is 160mg (2 ampoules), followed by 50mg (1 ampoule) daily for the next 4 days.
        For children, the dose should be chosen as follows:
          


AGE (year)

WEIGHT

TOTAL DOSE

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

<1

<8kg

75mg

25mg

12.5mg

12.5mg

12.5mg

12.5mg

1-3

8-12.5kg

120mg

40mg

20mg

20mg

20mg

20mg

3-6

12.5-17.5kg

150mg

50mg

25mg

25mg

25mg

25mg

6-9

17.5-25kg

240mg

80mg

40mg

40mg

40mg

40mg

9-12

25-32kg

300mg

100mg

50mg

50mg

50mg

50mg

12-16

32-47kg

360mg

120mg

60mg

60mg

60mg

60mg

The dose for children or overweight patients should be decreased or increased on the basis of individual weight or under the Doctor’s prescription.

Adverse reaction:
Precautions: Incase it freezes due to coldness, please warm it before use

Pregnancy and lactation: it should be used with caution in the first trimester of pregnancy since some fetus absorption has been observed.
Drug interaction: No known drug interaction has been recorded of Artemether.