Therapeutic indications

Artesunate is indicated for:

Severe malaria

Population group: both men and women, only minors (0 - 18 years old) , adults (18 years old or older)

Artesunate is indicated for the initial treatment of severe malaria in adults and children.

Consideration should be given to official guidance on the appropriate use of antimalarial agents.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):


Artesunate is contraindicated in the following cases:

Hypersensitivity to any other artemisinin antimalarial agent

Artemisinin and derivatives