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- 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.
Frequently asked questions
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.