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Descriptions


Artesunate injection is used to treat severe malaria. This medicine is also used together with other medicines (eg, 8-aminoquinoline medicine) to treat severe malaria caused by Plasmodium ovale or Plasmodium vivax.

Artesunate belongs to a group of medicines known as antimalarials. It treats malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. However, this medicine is not used to prevent malaria.

This medicine is to be given only by or under the immediate supervision of your doctor.