Ecother XL

Leo Pharmaceuticals

Composition for Ecother XL Products

Ecother XL Products are primarily used for

About Ecother XL Products

Uses of Ecother XL Products

Artemether+Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria.

Ecother XL Products side effects


Side Effects of Ecother XL are Headache, Loss of appetite, Dizziness, Weakness, Joint pain, Pain in muscles.

How Ecother XL Products work

Artemether + Lumefantrine is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether + Lumefantrine1 and Artemether + Lumefantrine2, which treats malaria. These medicines work by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

In Depth Information for Ecother XL Products

Expert advice for Ecother XL Products

  • You have been prescribed Ecother XL for the treatment of acute uncomplicated malaria that is resistant to other antimalarial medications such as chloroquine.
  • Finish the prescribed course, even if you start to feel better. Stopping it early may make the infection come back and harder to treat.
  • It should be taken with food or drinks rich in fat such as milk.
  • It may cause fatigue and dizziness. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
  • If you vomit within 1 hour of taking the tablets, take another dose. 
  • Inform your doctor if you have kidney, liver or heart disease.
  • Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
    • Wear light-coloured and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
    • Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
    • Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening.

Patient Concerns about Ecother XL Products

Frequently asked questions about Ecother XL Products

Frequently asked questions about Ecother XL Products

Q. What should I know about the storage and disposal of Ecother XL?
It is advised to keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. It should be kept out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.
Q. Can I take Ecother XL while I am pregnant?
No, Ecother XL is considered to be harmful for women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The reason being, it increases the chances of fetal loss.
Q. How to take Ecother XL?
Take Ecother XL with food, exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken twice a day with a meal for 3 days, or as directed. On your first day of treatment, take your first dose with food, followed by your second dose 8 hours later. Then for the next 2 days, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening. Patients should be encouraged to resume normal eating as soon as food can be tolerated, since this improves the absorption of the medicine.
Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Ecother XL?
The use of Ecother XL is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with cases of severe malaria and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Products for Ecother XL

Ecother XL Tablet
strip of 6 tablets
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Ecother XL Syrup
bottle of 30 ml Syrup
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Ecother XL Forte 80mg/480mg Tablet
strip of 6 tablets
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