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Artesunate
 

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88495-63-0

C19H28O8

384.42

White color cream crystalline powder

99%

 

 

 

 

Artesunate is an antimalarial agent. It is a water-soluble hemisuccinate derivative of dihydroartemisinin. Artemisinin is a sesquiterpene lactone isolated from Artemisia annua, a herb that has traditionally been used in China for the treatment of malaria. Artesunate and its active metabolite dihydroartemisinin are potent blood schizonticides, active against the ring stage of the parasite. Artesunate is ideal for the treatment of severe malaria, including cerebral malaria. It is also active against chloroquine and mefloquine resistant strains of P. falciparum.

It is unstable in neutral solution and is therefore only available for injections as artesunic acid. The injectable formulation must be prepared immediately before use in 5% (w/v) sodium bicarbonate solution to produce the salt sodium artesunate
 

 
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