Alpha Beta arteether injection ia an anti malarial drug. It belongs to susquisterpine lactone class. It is available in the strength of 150 mg/2ml and 75 mg/1 ml.
Some brand names of alpha beta arteether injection available in the market are :
Besides these you can also get it by different name in the medical shop. Brand name is different according to pharmaceutical company. Different kinds of brand name is availablle according to country.
It is an antimalarial injection so it’s prescribed to treat malaria fever. Malaria is mosquito borne disease. infected female anopheles mosquitoes cause malaria. Malaria symptoms are high fever,diarrhea, vomiting anaemia. plasmodium falciparum cause Falciparum malaria . Cerebral malaria is fever of brain. Emal injection show better action against these diseases.
It is also given to treat chloroquine resistance malaria. In general condition, doctor give chloroquine, primaquine to treat malaria. If these medicine doesn’t show action against malaria then injection is given.
It’s given intramuscularly. Always inject this on hip muscles. Don’t take it on shoulder. Its dose is different according to region. In earlier time 150mg/2 ml dose was given for 3 days continously. But in southern asian countries . Injection is given in 5 dose. First loading dose of 150 mg/2 ml. and remaining four continues 75 mg/1 ml are given to the malarial patients. Dose calculated as 1.6mg to 3.2 mg per kg per day.
Pregnancy: During first trimester (3 month) this injection is not given. Because it can effect baby brain and tumors. After first trimester it can be prescribed but with doctors advice only.
Alpha Beta arteether injection Sideeffects:
Don’t take this injection without doctor advice. Some side effects seen in the patients are:
Pain and rudeness appear on te the site of injection.
Nausea and vomiting
Increase heart rate
Chill and trigger
Besides these, any unwanted sideeffect seen then contact your nearest doctor immediately.
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