Alaxin Paediatric Suspension

Greenlife Pharmaceuticals Ltd
2, Bank Lane, Off Town Planning Way, Ilupeju, Lagos State, Nigeria
Tel: 01-737-8991; 01-871-3181; 0803-343-1338; 0803-569-9324

Brand Name

Alaxin Paediatric Suspension


Therapeutic Class

Antimalarial drugs

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Oral suspension (NRN:04-3846): Dihydroartemisinin 10 mg per 5 mL; white powder for reconstitution.

Pack size: 80 mL plastic bottle.


Powerful plasmodicide of malaria parasite. Effective for pernicious malaria which is resistant to chloroquine and piperaquine. Low toxicity. Reproduction toxicology, increase foetal absorption during pregnancy in mice. No mutation effect observed.


Following oral administration of Dihydroartemisinin, absorption is rapid and extensive. It takes effect promptly.


All types of malaria specially effective for treatment of pernicious malaria and cerebral malaria which are resistant to chloroquine or piperaquine.


The drug should be used with care in early period of pregnancy.



Adverse Effects

No side effects were reported on clinical dosage. Very few cases of temporary reticulocyte subsidence were noted.

Dosage & Administration

Add freshly boiled and cooled water to marked level (80 mL). Shake well before use. The dosing schedule is given below. The direction is given in chart on the carton.


 First Day


 Daily dose

for 6 days (mL)

 Total volume

required (mL)

 Recommended no of bottles

 Up to 1 yr  10  5  40  1 bottle
 1 to 3 yrs  15  7.5  60  1 bottle
 4 to 6 yrs  20  10  80  1 bottle

Note: The reconstituted suspension can be stored for 14 days in refrigerator and 7 days at room temperature.

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Preserve in well closed, light resistant containers. Store in a cool place.

Review Date

2015-08-24 11:38:32