Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg


Anti-cold/antihistamine (tablet)




Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg

Uses of Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg

Artemether+Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria.

How Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg Works

Artemether + Lumefantrine is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether and Lumefantrine, which treats malaria. These medicines work by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

Side Effects of Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg

Headache, Dizziness, Weakness, Joint pain, Muscle pain, Decreased appetite, Fever, Cough, Vomiting, Nausea, Diarrhea, Abdominal pain, Palpitations, Fatigue, General discomfort, Hepatomegaly (enlarged liver), Insomnia (difficulty in sleeping), Inflammation of the nose, Rash, Itching

FAQs related to Artemether 40mg, Lumefantrine 240mg

How to take Artemether+Lumefantrine?

Take Artemether+Lumefantrine with food, exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken twice a day with a meal for 3 days, or as directed. On your first day of treatment, take your first dose with food, followed by your second dose 8 hours later. Then for the next 2 days, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening. Patients should be encouraged to resume normal eating as soon as food can be tolerated, since this improves the absorption of the medicine.

Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Artemether+Lumefantrine?

The use of Artemether+Lumefantrine is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with cases of severe malaria and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Can I take Artemether+Lumefantrine while I am pregnant?

No, Artemether+Lumefantrine is considered to be harmful for women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The reason being, it increases the chances of fetal loss.

. What should I know about the storage and disposal of Artemether+Lumefantrine?

It is advised to keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. It should be kept out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

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