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Systematic (IUPAC) name
CAS number 71963-77-4
ATC code P01BE02
PubChem 68911
ChemSpider 16735674
Chemical data
Formula C 16H26O5  
Mol. mass 298.374 g/mol
SMILES eMolecules & PubChem
Pharmacokinetic data
Bioavailability  ?
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Therapeutic considerations
Pregnancy cat.  ?
Legal status POM (UK)
Routes Oral

Artemether (INN) is an antimalarial for the treatment of multi-drug resistant strains of falciparum malaria. It is combined with Lumefantrine and sold by Novartis under the brand names Riamet and Co-Artem.

It is an ether derivative of artemisinin.



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