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Talking About Dihydroartemisinin

Dihydroartemisinin (DHA) is a semi-synthetic derivative of artemisinin and isolated from the traditional Chinese herb Artemisia annua. It is the active metabolite of all artemisinin compounds.It is recommended as the first-line anti-malarial drug with low toxicity. DHA has been shown to possess promising anticancer activities and induce cancer cell death through apoptotic pathways. It is also a drug used to treat malaria.The lactone of artemisinin could selectively be reduced with mild hydride-reducing agents, such as sodium borohydride, potassium borohydride, and lithium borohydride to dihydroartemisinin (a lactol) in over 90% yield.
Dihydroartemisinin is a type of drug used to treat malaria. It belongs to a class of antimalarial medications that includes artemisinin and artesunate.This particular medication is often prescribed for use in combination with piperaquine. Piperaquine is a similar type of antimalarial medication that metabolizes a bit faster and offsets the delay of this particular medication.
The key benefits of Dihydroartemisinin is simple-to treat malaria. It is a very effective anti-malarial drug.While most people do not experience side effects during treatment with dihydroartemisinin, some effects have been reported. Common side effects include minor headaches, nausea, and loss of appetite. Some people may also experience dizziness, loss of energy, and muscle or joint pain. These side effects are temporary and generally subside when the treatment has been completed and the medication is flushed from the body completely.