artesunate


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artesunate

(ahr-tez'ŭ-nāt),
A derivative of artemisinin, an antimalarial.

artesunate

A drug used to treat difficult cases of Falciparum malaria. A study published in August 2005 showed that artesunate was a more effective drug than quinine for the treatment of Falciparum malaria. The drug is on the WHO official list.
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Scientists at St George's, University of London, and St George's Hospital, are in the second phase of research into whether the malaria drug artesunate, can have a positive effect on colorectal cancer patients by reducing the multiplication of tumor cells and decreasing the risk of cancer spreading or recurring after surgery.
Artesunate (5) induced cell death in cancer cells by both the intrinsic and extrinsic pathways of apoptosis as well as autophagy and necroptosis (Button et al.
Artesunate was obtained from Sanofi (Paris, France) and artemether from Rhone Poulenc Rorer (Paris, France).
34) In his artemisia and double-potency Artemisiae-2 products, he uses artesunate, a synthetic modification of sweet wormwood.
When artemisinin was modified to artesunate or artemether its bioavailability improved and it was used in conjunction with other antimalarial drugs, most commonly mefloquine, to treat malaria.
Parenteral artesunate access programme aims at reducing malaria fatality rates in South Africa.
falciparum malaria cases are artemether-lumefantrine (AM-LF), artesunatemefloquine (AS-MQ), artesunate-sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (AS-SP), dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine, and artesunate amodiaquine (2).
7 million treatments of Sanofi's ArteSunate AmodiaQuine Winthrop (ASAQ Winthrop, fixed dose artemisinin-based combination therapy), manufactured with semisynthetic artesunate in Morocco, are being shipped from Sanofi's distribution center to Burkina Faso, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Niger, and Nigeria over the next few months.
Washington, Aug 03 ( ANI ): A new study has revealed that artesunate, a commonly used herbal anti-malarial drug may also help in controlling asthma.
In their latest work, the team revealed for the first time that artesunate is able to suppress airway inflammation and produce an array of anti-inflammatory effects similar to those by dexamethasone, the most potent steroid currently available, and with less side effects.
Additionally, in 2013, the Company had 15 formulation items and series with sales over RMB100 million, among which sales of You Di Er, artesunate injection series and Mo Luo Dan exceeded RMB100 million for the first time and the sales of Ao De Jin and Atomolan exceeded RMB500 million.
donovani y tratandolos con una combinacion de diminacina y artesunate, droga esta ultima utilizada para casos de malaria.