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Who should not use artemether?

Parasite worms can be a serious problem in all parts of the world. Many times these parasites are resistant to drugs. One specific parasite worm, called the Southeast Asian liver fluke, has infected millions of people. Antimalarial drugs such as artemether, artesunate and mefloquine are not recommended for the treatment of the Southeast Asian liver fluke. Also, if you're pregnant, discuss the benefits and the risks of artemether with your physician before taking this drug.

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