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Composition for LUMARIA


food interaction for LUMARIA

alcohol interaction for LUMARIA

pregnancy interaction for LUMARIA

lactation interaction for LUMARIA

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lumaria dry syrup may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Either animal studies have shown adverse effect on fetus and there are no human studies or studies in human and animals are not available. It should be given only if potential benefits justifies risk to the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.




Arteether (also known as artemotil) is used to treat severe Falciparum malaria caused by the Plasmodium falciparum parasite.

How it works

Arteether, a semi synthetic derivative of artemisinine, belongs to class of medicines called sesquiterpene lactones. It rapidly attacks at the erythrocytic stage of malarial parasite in blood.

Common side effects

Pneumonia, Cough, Dizziness, Ecg changes, Fever, Headache, Injection site pain, Itching, Loss of appetite, Upper respiratory tract infection, Weakness, Nausea, Diarrhoea


Lumefantrine is used in combination with artemether in the treatment of malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum.

How it works

Lumefantrine is an antimalarial drug which accumulates within the malaria parasite and inhibits the breakdown of hemoglobin. It forms a toxic complex with heme (part of hemoglobin) in the parasite, and also damages the parasite cell membrane, thereby killing 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 LUMARIA

  • You may be monitored with blood test once a week during 4 weeks for the presence of malarial parasites.
  • Do not drive or operate machinery as arteether may cause side effects such as dizziness or nausea.
  • Do not stop the medication even if you feel better as infection may not be completely cured.
  • Do not take arteether if you have ECG abnormalities.


Content on this page was last updated on 02 February, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)