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Artesunate sodium
Indications
Falciparum malaria, resistant malaria.
Dose/Application
2.4 mg/kg body weight IV or IM given on admission [time = 0], then at 12 h and 24 h, then once a day. Artesunate reconstituition: Step 1: The powder for injection should be recon- stituted with 1mL of 5% sodium bicarbonate and shaken vigorously till the solution becomes clear. Step 2: For I.V. use, add 5 mL [2mL for I.M. use] of normal saline or 5% of glucose and mix again. Step 3: For I.V. use, the required amount of the drug is administered slowly over a period of 2 - 3 minutes. The powder for injection is difficult to dissolve and care should be taken to ensure that it is completely dissolved before parenteral admin- istration. It should always be used immediately after reconstitution. If the solution is cloudy or a precipitate is present, the parenteral preparation should be discarded.
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Precautions
Contraindications
Side Effects
Pregnancy risk
Special information
Brands containing this Ingredient
Name Form. Strength Pack Price Insert Manufacturer Distributor
Larinate Inj 60mg 1 KES162.00
Artecor inj 60mg 1 KES300.00
Artesun. inj 30mg 5 KES820.00
Artesun. inj 60mg 5 KES1,200.00
Artesun. inj 120mg 5 KES2126.00
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