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Artesunate

Artesunate is a widely prescribed drug used to treat severe malaria infections. It was developed in the mid 1970s, and is now on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines.

It was originally derived from Artemisinin , a compound extracted from the Sweet Wormwood plant - which had been used as a herbal remedy for many years, especially in China.

The mechanism of action is unknown - it somehow disrupts essential biochemistry of the malaria parasite.

The drug was only approved in the US in 2020, and is now undergoing trials to determine its possible effectiveness in treating other diseases.

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Also see : Halofantrineplugin-autotooltip__plain plugin-autotooltip_bigHalofantrine

"Halofantrine belongs to a group of medicines known as antimalarials. It is used to treat malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. Source : drugs.com"

Halofantrine is a commonly prescribed drug used to treat severe mala…


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