Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is used for the treatment of malaria in both children and adults. It contains two medicines both of which belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials. However, it is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe/complicated malaria (when the brain, lungs, or kidneys are affected).

Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet works by killing the malaria-causing parasites thereby preventing further spread of the infection. It should be taken with food as this will help your body better absorb the medicine. Take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. Complete the full course of treatment to make sure the infection is treated completely.

Headache, loss of appetite, weakness, joint pain, or muscle pain are some of the common side effects associated with this medicine. You may also feel dizzy after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if these persist or worsen. 

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines that you may be taking for any other health conditions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this medicine unless prescribed by the doctor, as it may be harmful effects on the developing baby.

Uses of Artether L Tablet

Benefits of Artether L Tablet

In Treatment of Malaria

Malaria is an infection that is transmitted by mosquito bites. Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet effectively treats malaria by killing the malarial parasites. However, it should not be used to prevent malaria and should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. This medicine makes you feel better within a few days of treatment. But, if you have fever, chills, muscle pain, or headache soon after you finish your treatment, this could be a sign that you still are infected with malaria. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Artether L Tablet

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Artether L

  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain

How to use Artether L Tablet

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. Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Artether L Tablet works

Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet 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.

Safety advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breast feeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
Liver
CAUTION
Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

What if you forget to take Artether L Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Quick tips

  • You have been prescribed Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria that is resistant to other antimalarial medications such as chloroquine.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-coloured and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
    • Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
    • Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening.
  • 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.

Fact Box

Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
ANTI MALARIALS

Patient concerns

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Which medicine use for Malaria? What is eating in Malaria?
Dr. Saurav Arora
Homeopathy
The medicine depends upon symptoms and stage of disease
Suffering from maleria since 10 days please give me prescription
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
how do u know u have malariaand which type malaria u have
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FAQs

Q. How to take Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet?

Take Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet 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.

Q. Can I take Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet while I am pregnant?

No, Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is considered to be harmful for women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The reason being, it increases the chances of fetal loss.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet?

The use of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet 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.

Q. What should I know about the storage and disposal of Artether L 80 mg/480 mg Tablet?

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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References

  1. Artemether+Lumefantrine. Camberley Surrey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK Ltd.; 1999 [revised 31 May 2017]. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Artemether/lumefantrine. East Hanover, New Jersey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2009. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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