Artemether should be used for the treatment of severe falciparum malaria only where there is evidence that the antimalarial efficacy of quinine is declining. For children, since the injected volumes will be small, it is advisable to use a 1-ml syringe to ensure that the correct dose is given.
This medication is used to treat malaria in adults and children. The two ingredients in this medication belong to a class of drugs known as antimalarials. Malaria is an infection caused by mosquito bites received while traveling or living in regions of the world where malaria is common. Malaria parasites enter the body, and live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver.
SIDE EFFECTS :
Headache, dizziness, loss of appetite, weakness, fever, chills, tiredness, muscle/joint pain, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, cough, and trouble sleeping may occur. If any of these effects persist after stopping the medication or if these effects worsen while taking this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.