Active ingredient description

Artemotil, also known as β-arteether, is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin and a fast acting blood schizonticide specifically indicated for the treatment of chloroquine-resistant Plasmodium falciparum malaria and cerebral malaria cases.

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: C₁₇H₂₈O₅
Molecular mass: 312.406 g/mol

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 75887-54-6
DrugBank Drug: DB13851
PubChem Compound: 3000469
UNII Identifier: XGL7GFB9YI