Artemotil

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Artemotil
Artemotil.svg
Clinical data
AHFS/Drugs.com International Drug Names
Pregnancy
category
  • not available
Routes of
administration
Intramuscular injection
ATC code
Pharmacokinetic data
Metabolism Hepatic
Biological half-life 20 hours
Identifiers
CAS Number
PubChem CID
ChemSpider
UNII
ChEMBL
Chemical and physical data
Formula C17H28O5
Molar mass 312.401 g/mol
3D model (JSmol)
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Artemotil (INN; also known as β-arteether), is a fast acting blood schizonticide specifically indicated for the treatment of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria cases. It is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin, a natural product of the Chinese plant Artemisia annua. It is currently only used as a second line drug in severe cases of malaria.