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Composition for LUMEX FORTE

Artemether(80 mg),Lumefantrine(480 mg)

food interaction for LUMEX FORTE

alcohol interaction for LUMEX FORTE

pregnancy interaction for LUMEX FORTE

lactation interaction for LUMEX FORTE

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Lumex forte 80mg/480mg tablet 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.


Artemether(80 mg)


Artemether is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria. It is given in combination with another antimalarial drug called lumefantrine.

How it works

Artemether belongs to class of medications called anti-malarial. It acts by killing the malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum.

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 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 LUMEX FORTE

  • 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 LUMEX FORTE


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 29 April, 2015, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)