Active ingredient description

Artemisinin is used in the treatment of malaria due to species Plasmodium.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code
Group title
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P01 Antiprotozoals → P01B Antimalarials → P01BE Artemisinin and derivatives
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Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

Chemical formula: C₁₅H₂₂O₅
Molecular mass: 282.336 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 63968-64-9
DrugBank Drug: DB13132
PubChem Compound: 68827
RxNorm Ingredient: 2367409
SNOMED-CT Concept: 96106001
Artemisinin (substance)
UNII Identifier: 9RMU91N5K2