Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet

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Introduction

Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is a combination medicine that is prescribed to treat malaria. It fights against the infection by preventing the growth of the parasites inside the body.

Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is a prescription medicine. It is to be taken with food and take it at a fixed time regularly. Take the medicine in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not consume more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. A missed dose should be taken as soon as you remember. The course of the treatment should be completed for better efficacy.

Some common side effects of this medicine are headaches, loss of appetite, weakness, pain in muscles, and joint pain. You may also feel dizzy, thus it is advised not to drive or operate machinery. To overcome dizziness you should drink plenty of fluid. If any of the side effects get aggravated, contact your doctor immediately.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are taking any medication for any health conditions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should also consult with their doctor before taking it. Avoid drinking alcohol as it can cause excessive drowsiness with this medicine.

Uses of Larimar Forte Tablet

Benefits of Larimar Forte Tablet

In Treatment of Malaria

Malaria is a serious or life-threatening illness that is spread by a parasite that enters the human body by the bite of infected mosquitoes. Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is an antimalarial medicine and is used to treat malaria. It kills the infection-causing parasite and stops the further spread of the infection in the body. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

Side effects of Larimar Forte 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 Larimar Forte

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

How to use Larimar Forte 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. Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Larimar Forte Tablet works

Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Arteether 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 Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Larimar Forte 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
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
UNSAFE
Larimar Forte 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
Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Larimar Forte 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
Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Larimar Forte 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 Larimar Forte Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Larimar Forte 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.

Alternate brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Larimar Forte 80 mg/480 mg Tablet
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Intamether L 80mg/480mg Tablet
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Artifer Tablet
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Lumar 80mg/480mg Tablet
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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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References

  1. Mohanty S, Mishra S K, Satpathy SK. Comparison of Intramuscular Arteether and Intravenous Quinine for the Treatment of Cerebral Malaria. Journal of Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine. 2000;5(2):119-23. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. MedIndia. Arteethler. [Accessed 10 Apr. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  3. Lumefantrine. East Hanover, New Jersey: Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; 2009 [revised Mar. 2015]. [Accessed 30 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link

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Country of origin: India

Expires on or after: October, 2021

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