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Composition FOR FALCYRID

Artemether(80 mg),Lumefantrine(480 mg)

food interaction for FALCYRID

alcohol interaction for FALCYRID

pregnancy interaction for FALCYRID

lactation interaction for FALCYRID

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Falcyrid 80mg/480mg injection may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Artemether(80 mg)


Artemether is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

Artemether acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.

Common side effects

Numbness, Difficulty in speaking, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Headache, Hoarseness of voice, Insomnia, Muscle cramp, Loss of appetite, Skin rash, Itching, Tachycardia, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue
Lumefantrine(480 mg)


Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria

How it works

Lumefantrine is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.

Common side effects

Nausea, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered heart rate, Difficulty in speaking, Chills, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Fever, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue


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Expert advice FOR FALCYRID

  • Take artemether tablet with food or drink rich in fat such as milk.  
  • Crush or chew the tablet and swallow it with a glass of water in case of young children.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery after taking artemether because you may feel sleep.
  • Do not take artemether if you have severe type of malaria infection.
  • Do not take artemether if you are if you are in first 3 months of pregnancy or breast feeding.

Frequently asked questions FOR FALCYRID


Q. What is artemether lumefantrine/artemether injection used for?
It is used for treating uncomplicated malaria. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use

Q. How effective is artemether?
Artemether is effective at prescribed dose for the particular disease condition as suggested by your doctor

Q. How does artemether lumefantrine work?
Artemether and lumefantrine together work by killing the malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum.


Q. Is lumefantrine an antibiotic?
Lumefantrine is an antimalarial antibiotic

Q. How does lumefantrine work?
Lumefantrine works by killing the organism (plasmodium) that causes malaria. The exact mechanism of action of the drug is unknown

Q. What does lumefantrine treat?
Lumefantrine is used in combination with artemether for treatment of malaria.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)