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Artesunate
Essential medicine status
General description
Artesunate is an antiparasitic medicine used for the treatment of malaria.
INN
Artesunate
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Section
Antimalarial medicines > For curative treatment
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 60 mg in ampoule containing anhydrous artesunic acid with a separate ampoule of 5% sodium bicarbonate solution
  • Oral > Solid: 50 mg tablet
  • Local > Rectal > Other: 50 mg capsules; 200 mg capsules; 100 mg capsules