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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The new strain is especially resistant to artesunate drugs, one of the world's most common treatment for malaria.
The study concerned versions of such widely used and trusted medications as sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, amodiaquine, mefloquine, artesunate, artemether, dihydroartemisinin and artemether-lumefantrine fixed-dose combinations.
In addition to making arrests, Chinese police seized 24,000 packets of counterfeit artesunate pills.
5) Other drugs, such as atovaquone/proguanil and artesunate, are not well studied in pregnancy, and therefore are not recommended for use unless other options are not available.
The Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative in March announced that ASAQ, a fixed-dose combination of artesunate and amodiaquine, will soon be available throughout the area where the majority of the deadly malaria cases hit.
The drug artesunate should be the treatment of choice for severe malaria, according to the Southeast Asian Quinine Artesunate Malaria Trial group.
DNDi and Sanofi-Aventis have initiated the development of a combination of artesunate and amodiaquine.
They used the one commonly-used drug - pyrimethamine-sulphadoxine and a newer medication called artesunate.
On comparison, Artesunate produced an average percentage reduction of 93.
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