Artemether 80mg, Lumefantrine 480mg
Artemether+Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria
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.
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
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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.
Answer: 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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