Rmether LF Suspension

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60 ml in 1 bottle
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Medicine Overview of Rmether LF Suspension

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Uses of Artemether

Artemether is used in the treatment of malaria
It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).
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Side effects of Artemether

Common

Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough.

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How to use Artemether

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It is better to take Rmether LF Suspension with food.

How Rmether LF Suspension works

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

Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria.
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Side effects of Lumefantrine

Common

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.

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How to use Lumefantrine

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label for directions before use. Measure it with a measuring cup and take it by mouth. Shake well before use. It is better to take Rmether LF Suspension with food.

How Rmether LF Suspension works

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

In Depth Information on Rmether LF Suspension

Expert advice for Artemether

  • 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.

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.
Warnings
Special precautions for Rmether LF Suspension
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Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Rmether LF Suspension 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.
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Lactation
CAUTION
Rmether LF Suspension should be used with caution during la
ctation. Breast feeding should be held until the treatment of the mother is completed and the drug is eliminated from her body.
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Driving
Rmether LF Suspension may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.

Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
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Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Rmether
LF Suspension in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Liver
There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Rmether LF Suspension

Frequently asked questions for Artemether

Q. How effective is artemether?
Artemether is effective at prescribed dose for the particular disease condition as suggested by your doctor
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 does artemether lumefantrine work?
Artemether and lumefantrine together work by killing the malarial parasite called Plasmodium falciparum.

Frequently asked questions for Lumefantrine

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.

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