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Artemisinin is a drug derived from the plant Artemisia annua, also known as sweet wormwood. It is used to treat malaria, a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite. Artemisinin is a fast-acting antimalarial drug that works by interfering with the parasite's ability to reproduce.
Common side effects of artemisinin include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, headache, dizziness, and rash. Rare side effects include anemia, liver damage, and kidney damage.
Associated brand names of artemisinin include Coartem, Artequick, Artekin, and Artenam.
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