- Blend of artemisinin and ether (Wiktionary)
“Compound artemether is a medicine invented in the late 1970s, which has proven effective in treating malaria worldwide.”
“They tested the new medicine, called co-artemether, which is a combination of two Chinese drugs (artemether-lumefantrine), on 75 malaria patients in Mozambique and achieved a 100 percent success rate.”
“After some 100,000 netizens took part in the discussion and 51,442 valid votes were cast, the selections were: hybrid rice, laser typesetting for Chinese characters, synthesis of bovine insulin and the discovery of artemether, an anti-malarial drug made from the Chinese herb qinghao.”
“Novartis 'application for the artemether/lumefantrine combination has itself been given a priority review because neither drug has been approved by the FDA.”
“The medicine, known as co-artemether or Coartem (the brand name), is the only drug that combines artemisinin and non-artemisinin compounds.”
“Toovey stressed that co-artemether was not a preventative drug, but a treatment for when malaria had been contracted.”
“Toovey cautioned that the development of co-artemether should not steer people away from using preventative medicine when travelling to high risk areas.”
“UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: The one part of the Coartem, which is the artemether part, is derived from a plant in China that's been used for over 1,700 years, traditionally for the treatment of fever, and then for the treatment of malaria as well.”
“TDR has conducted randomised multicentre trials with intramuscular artemether and is currently developing arteether for severe/complicated disease.”
“Although some new drugs have appeared in the last 20 years (e.g., mefloquine, halofantrine, artemisinin derivatives, malarone, atovaquone + proguanil, co-artemether), new (especially inexpensive and affordable) drugs and more practical formulations of existing drugs/compounds are badly needed.”
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