Artesunate

Category: Tag: Product ID: 1399

Description

Indications
– Treatment of severe malaria
– Initial treatment of uncomplicated malaria, when the oral route is impossible (repeated vomiting)

Presentation
– Powder for Injection, in 60 mg vials, with one 1 mL vial of 5% sodium bicarbonate and one 5 mL vial of 0.9% sodium chloride, for slow IV (3 to 5 minutes) or slow IM injection. NEVER GIVE AS AN INFUSION IV.

– Dissolve the powder with the entire volume of 5% sodium bicarbonate and shake until a clear solution is obtained. Then add 0.9% sodium chloride to the vial:
– 5 ml of 0.9% sodium chloride to give 6 ml of 10 mg/ml artesunate solution for IV injection
– 2 ml of 0.9% sodium chloride to give 3 ml of 20 mg/ml artesunate solution for injection IM

Dosage and duration
– Children under 20 kg: 3 mg/kg/dose
– Children 20 kg and over and adults: 2.4 mg/kg/dose

 

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