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, Pedatrics||Treatment is a total of 6 doses over 3 days. Take one dose, followed by the second dose 8 hours later, then 1 dose two times daily for the following 2 days. 5 to <15 kg: 1 tablet per dose. 15 to <25 kg: 2 tablets per dose. 25 to <35 kg: 3 tablets per dose. ≥35 kg: 4 tablets per dose. 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.|
Pediatric dosages are weight-based. Refer to weight-based dosing guidelines.
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