Artemether-lumefantrine is used to treat malaria infection. It works by stopping the synthesis of the malaria parasite's genetic material.
Avoid if you have a hypersensitivity to artemether-lumefantrine. Do not use if there is a history of cardiac arrhythmias, particularly QT prolongation, and do not use with other QT-prolonging drugs, like azithromycin.
Do not use if you have a history of arrhythmia or if you are taking other drugs that can affect the heart's rhythm as artemether-lumefantrine can cause potentially fatal arrhythmias including torsades de pointes. Common side effects include headache, dizzness and lack of appetite.
|Malaria, Emergency Treatment||4 tablets per dose for patients over 35 kg. Treatment is a total of 6 doses over 3 days. Take one dose (4 tablets), followed by the second dose 8 hours later, then 1 dose two times daily for the following 2 days. See Pediatric section for pediatric dosing. Not recommended for children weighing <5 kg, pregnant women, and women breastfeeding infants weighing <5 kg. Not for people on mefloquine prophylaxis. Seek immediate emergency medical care.|
Adult doses are shown, unless otherwise specified. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines for pediatric patients.
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