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Artensa 60 is an injection manufactured by Alpha drug. It contains a salt namely, Artesunate 60mg. This belongs to the category of antiparasitic drugs which specializes in the treatment of only malaria and the disease related to malaria. It contains some of the components that help in the prevention of growth infection. 

Artesunate is a derivative of Artemisinin which is found in the Artemisia annua that is a traditional herb that is commonly used in China for the treatment of malaria. This pharmaceutical drug is a strong medicine that has to be taken with the prescription of a clinician only. One cannot take the dose of injection without his own concern as it may cause adverse effects if not taken with the suggested precautions.

Artesunate may also cause some common side effects but these will be very normal and does not cause any serious problem. Effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting,  and a few others might be noticed. It is necessary to complete the course duration and not miss a dose.

Composition of Artesunate Injection 

The formation of injection contains 60mg of Artesunate. Each ampoule contains 1 ml of 5% Sodium bicarbonate solution.

Medicinal Benefits of Artesunate Injection

The regular usage of injections for malaria fever will definitely result in a better outcome.

Humans are prone to infections which also includes mosquito bite too. And sometimes this mosquito bite results in the disease called Malaria. The injection called Artesunate is only used for its treatment, either with the combination of other medications or the single dose of this injection is more than enough. This only treats severe malaria hence it comes in the category of strong medicines.

Drug interaction of Artesunate Injection

There are certain salts that would affect the use of injection. 

  • One of which is antacid. It is known to react with malaria injection. Hence it is suggested to avoid the usage unless it is extremely necessary and is recommended by the doctor.

Rest there are no such serious or moderate interactions of the drug being absorbed with the use of salt, but still, it is advisable to report to the doctor before taking other medicines

Dose requirement for Artesunate Injection

The dose required for the injection has to be decided by the pharmaceutical professionals only. One can neither decide the duration or the dose requirement.

Precaution for Artesunate Injection

There are some necessary precautions one needs to follow while undergoing the process of injection.

  • Try to maintain a healthy diet.
  • Wear full sleeves clothes that prevent mosquito bites.
  • Try to avoid alcohol.
  • Sat hydrated.
  • Eat a lot of fruits.
  • If you are pregnant then it’s better to consult the doctor without taking any medicine for malaria.
  • The medication is not for pediatric use.

Side Effects of Artesunate Injection

There are some side effects that are being noted with the use of the malaria injection.

Common Effects 

  • One can feel too dizzy.
  • There can be a noticeable change in the sleep cycle.
  • Nausea can occur.
  • One can undergo a serious vomiting condition.
  • Loss of appetite is the most common effect of the injection.
  • Digestive issues such as diarrhea may occur.

Rare Effects

  • Hives
  • Rash
  • Reversible neurological changes
  • Neuropsychiatric reactions
  • Hemoglobinuria
  • Seizures

The rare side effects won’t occur easily but if they are being noticed then it is advised to contact the respective doctor immediately.


The medication contains Artesunate and if you are allergic to the salt then it is better to tell the doctor before any serious health issue happens.


Keep the Artesunate injection in a cool and dry place with no contact with sunlight.

Note-The Artesunate injection is for external use only.

Caution – Keep the Artesunate injection away from the children.

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