This medication is used for treating adults and children suffering from malaria. Malaria is a condition in which a certain type of mosquito infects the human by its bite.
This medicine is used in the treatment of malaria due to plasmodium falciparum, and resistant or mixed infections.
This medicine should not be used in patients with history of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm), bradycardia (slow heartrate), and congestive heart failure.
Patients using this medication may at times experience abdominal pain, anorexia (eating disorder), diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately.
This medication is used to treat severe malaria including cerebral malaria and as a second line treatment in chloroquine resisitant falciparum malaria
This medication is contraindicated in patients with history of arrhythmias (abnormal heart rhythm), bradycardia (slow heart rate), and congestive heart failure
The patients taking this medication may experience abdominal pain, anorexia (eating disorder), diarrhea, vomiting, nausea, and dizziness. If you experience any of these symptoms for a long period of time, consult your doctor immediately
The patients taking this medication must be cautious in cases of electrolyte disturbance, use with other drug that causes prolonged QT interval (heart muscles take longer than usual to recharge between beats), dizziness, severe cardiac (heart) or renal (kidney) impairment
This medication can be used during pregnancy only when no safer alternate exists due to to the positive evidence of risk.
This medication is contraindicated in lactation
What are the uses of Lumefantrine?
How to store Lumefantrine?
Please store the tablet form of this medicine at room temperature (24-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light and moisture.
What are the precautions for taking this medicine?
• Avoid doing work that requires alertness such as driving immediately after taking this medicine as it may cause drowsiness • Patients who have previously used antimalarial drugs in the pastmonth or two must inform doctor • Diabetic patients must be cautious
Does Lumefantrine have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?
This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if clearly needed and no safer alternate is available. This medicine may passes into breast milk and may harm the baby. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.
Can I use this to prevent malaria?
No, this medicine is not for prevention of malaria.