Active substance: artemether
Form: rectal capsules – suppogels
Dosage: 40 mg/ suppogel
Packaging: Box with 1 blister of 6 suppogels
Target : children (6months – 3 y)
Artesiane suppogel is indicated for
Treatment of acute malaria attacks due to Plasmodium falciparum. Rectal
capsules /suppogels are intended for emergency treatment, at a time when the
administration of other forms is difficult or impossible. This medication is available to mothers to treat their adolescents in the absence of medical help.
This presentation applies in particular to rural areas of developing countries.
According to the recommendations, a monotherapy treatment with Artesiane Suppogel should be followed by a complete cure with an effective oral CTA.
Artesiane Suppogel is specifically indicated in the pre-transfer treatment of severe malaria. In the case of a suspected severe malaria, and when the time between the transfer of the patient to the care unit and the start of treatment is more than 6 hours, pre-transfer treatment is recommended. If a transfer is impossible the treatment should take its course until the patient is able to take oral treatment and complete a cure with an effective CTA.
The dose depends on the severity of the case and the clinical state of the patient.
Starting dose: 4 mg/kg bodyweight on the first day
Following days: Dose of 2mg/kg bodyweight from day 2 off.
Rectal capsules (suppogels) are generally administered to children and adolescent and to elderly having difficulties of swallowing oral forms, or having gastro-intestinal problems, as well as in severe cases such as neuromalaria, with decreased consciousness or in the event of a coma. When the patient regains consciousness or, in the absence of gastrointestinal problems, treatment will be followed by oral treatment with an effective CTA.
Rectal administration. The capsule is inserted in the anus and pushed into the rectum. In case needed, the patient is kept lying down avoiding that the capsule is pushed out.
Prescription drugs. Please contact your doctor.