Artcop-DS will help reduce malaria deaths – Pharm. Onasanya

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(By Adebayo Oladejo)

 A researcher and malaria expert, Pharm. Seun Onasanya, recently disclosed to Pharmanews, in an exclusive interview that dealing with the scourge of malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa would require an antimalarial drug that is both effective and affordable.

“Successful malaria control depends greatly on treatment with efficacious anti-malarial drugs” he said.“And when we are talking about antimalarial drug that has potency and that is cost effective, I will recommend Artcop-DS.”

Shedding more light on the unique features of Artcop-DS, Onasanya, who is also a member of Malaria World, the world’s largest scientific and social malaria network for malaria professionals, said the product is a fixed dose artemisinin-based combination therapy and each tablet contains artemisinin 62.5 milligram and piperaquine 375 milligram.”

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He added that the drug is effective against the drug resistant P.Falciparummalaria, stressing that it is well-tolerated and has rapid action, low toxicity and offers a short-course treatment.

“Artemisinin in Artcop-DS tablets has powerful and quick parasiticidal effect on those parasites in intraerythrocyte stage. Moreover, its efficacy is much quicker”, he stated.

He further added thatArtcop-DS is a four-tablet dose that would be taken within 24 hours. According to him, within those hours, “over 97 percent of the malaria parasites will be cleared off from the system.”

 

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