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It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Coartem. Please consult your doctor.
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Coartem may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Coartem is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Coartem may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Coartem should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Coartem may be needed. Please consult your doctor. No dos... View More
Coartem should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Coartem may be needed. Please consult your doctor. No dose... View More
Coartem is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat malaria. It fights against the infection by preventing the growth of the parasites inside ... View More
Uses of Coartem
Side effects of Coartem
- Loss of appetite
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
How to use Coartem
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Coartem is to be taken wit... View More
How Coartem works
Coartem is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether and Lumefantrine, which treats malaria. These medicines work by increasing the level... View More
- You have been prescribed Coartem for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria that is resistant to other antimalarial medications such as chloroquin... View More
- Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
- Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
- It should be taken with food or drinks rich in fat such as milk.
- It may cause fatigue and dizziness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
- If you vomit within 1 hour of taking the tablets, take another dose.
- Inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart disease.
Oral Adults (weighing 35 kg and above): Administer 24 tablets over 3 days; use a 3-day treatment schedule with total of 6 doses. Day 1: 4 tablets init... View More
Artemether causes QT prolongation in some patients. Thus concomitant use of erythromycin, terfenadine, procainamide, quinidine, disopyramide, amiodarone... View More
Pregnancy and lactation. Avoid concomitant use of drugs known to prolong QT interval or monitor such patients. Lactation: not known if either compone... View More
Artemether is a potent and rapidly acting blood schizontocide. Artemether and active metabolite (DHA): via endoperoxide. Lumefantrine: unknown; possi... View More
Oral Children (weighing 35 kg and above or more than 12 years of age): Administer 24 tablets over 3 days; use a 3-day treatment schedule with total of ... View More
Mode of Action
Should be taken with food.
Acute uncomplicated malaria, Falciparum malaria
Pregnancy Category Note
>10% Abdominal pain (17%),Anorexia (40%),Arthralgia (34%),Asthenia (38%),Chills (23%),Dizziness (39%),Fatigue (17%),Headache (56%),Myalgia (32%),Nausea... View More
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The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More