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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Category

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Chemical Names


(3R,5aS,6R,8aS,9R,12S,12aR)-octahydro-3,6,9-trimetyl-3,12-epoxy-12H-pyrano[4,3-j]-1,2-benzodioxepin-10(3H)-one (WHO)

Foreign Names

  • Artemisininum (Latin)
  • Artemisinin (German)
  • Artémisinine (French)
  • Artemisinina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Arteannuin (IS)
  • BRN 4194670 (IS)
  • Huanghuahaosu (IS)
  • NSC 369397 (IS)
  • QHS (IS)
  • Qing hau sau (IS)
  • Qinghaosu (IS)
  • SM 224 (IS)
  • UNII-9RMU91N5K2 (IS)
  • Artemisinin (PH: Ph. Int. 7)
  • Artemisininum (PH: Ph. Int. 7)

Brand Names

  • Alaxin
    GVS Labs, Kenya
  • Armiqin [+ Piperaquine]
    PharmEvo, Pakistan
  • Artequik [+ Piperaquine]
    Artepharm, Tanzania
  • Dimisinex [+ Piperaquine]
    NeoNexus, Pakistan


ISInofficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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