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Compound Summary for: CID 68911

artemether

Also known as: Dihydroartemisinin methyl ether; beta-Artemether; Artemisininelactol methyl ether; Artemetero; Artemetherum; Methyl-dihydroartemisinine
Molecular Formula: C16H26O5   Molecular Weight: 298.37464   InChIKey: SXYIRMFQILZOAM-HVNFFKDJSA-N
Artemether is an antimalarial agent used to treat acute uncomplicated malaria. It is administered in combination with lumefantrine for improved efficacy. This combination therapy exerts its effects against the erythrocytic stages of Plasmodium spp. and may be used to treat infections caused by P. falciparum and unidentified Plasmodium species, including infections acquired in chloroquine-resistant areas.    From: DrugBank
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