Medicine Overview of Lumaria Tablet
Uses of Arteether
It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).
Side effects of Arteether
Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough.
How to use Arteether
How Lumaria Tablet works
Uses of Lumefantrine
Side effects of Lumefantrine
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 (difficulty in sleeping), Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue.
How to use Lumefantrine
How Lumaria Tablet works
In Depth Information on Lumaria Tablet
Expert advice for Arteether
- 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.
Expert advice for Lumefantrine
- Lumefantrine should be taken with food.
- Inform your doctor if you have Human immunodeficiency virus infection and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), severe liver or kidney problems, heart disorder, especially as an abnormal electrical tracing (ECG showing prolonged QTc interval).
- Caution is advised if you were previously infected with both the “Plasmodium falciparum” and “Plasmodium vivax” parasites.
- Other medicines for the treatment of malaria, especially quinine, halofantrine, mefloquine are not advised to be taken along with lumefantrine.
- Inform your doctor if you feel your malaria is getting worse, or you feel too unwell or are unable to eat.
- Women may not breast feed after taking lumefantrine. Breast feeding may be resumed after at least one week post taking this medicine.
- Do not drive or use heavy machinery, if artemether+lumefantrine make you feel sleepy, dizzy or generally weak.
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.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe liver disease.