Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Coartem

Descriptions


Artemether and lumefantrine combination is used to treat acute, uncomplicated malaria in patients who weigh at least 5 kilograms (11 pounds). It may be used to treat malaria infections in areas or regions where it is known that other medicines (e.g., chloroquine) may not work.

Artemether and lumefantrine combination belongs to a group of medicines known as antimalarials. It treats malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. However, this medicine is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe or complicated malaria.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet