Coartem Dispersible tablet is used to treat infants and children with malaria infections caused by Plasmodium falciparum (a particular type of malaria parasite) or with mixed infections that include Plasmodium falciparum. for malaria infections that maybe resistant to other anti-malaria medicines. It destroys the malaria parasite; tiny organisms consisting of a single cell that are found inside the red blood cells.
Each Coartem Dispersible tablet contains:
- Artemether, 20mg
- Lumefantrine, 120mg
Coartem dispersible tablets should not be given to individuals with hypersensitivity to Artemether and Lumefantrine
It should also not be used by breast feeding mothers
DIRECTION OF USE
Place the Coartem Dispersible tablets in a small amount of water, approximately 10ml, in a cup. Allow the tablet(s) to disintegrate and stir gently before giving the solution to your child to drink. Afterwards, immediately rinse the cup with additional water (approx 10ml) and give to your child to drink completely. Administer just before meals. See pamphlet for details on dosage or speak to your pharmacist.
The tablet should be followed by food or drinks rich in fat
Coartem dispersible tablet is used by children with body weight from 15kg to less than 25kg
- Give 2 tablets as an initial dose, and give another 2 after 8 hours on the first day
- Give 2 tablets in the morning and 2 tablets in the evening for the next 2 days.
Keep drugs out of reach of children
What is Coartem?
Coartem is an antimalarial drug that contains artemether/lumefantrine which disrupt the growth of the malaria parasite in the red blood cell of humans. It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy.
Uses of Coartem
Coartem should be used only in the treatment of malaria.
Let your physician know if you’ve experienced any of the following; Heart disease, liver or kidney disease, low levels of magnesium and potassium in the blood. You should also let your doctor know if you are pregnant.
As recommended by a doctor.
Some of the side effects include Headache, Dizziness, Fever, Weakness, Muscle pain, Vomiting. Severe side effects include; Worsening malaria symptoms, lightheadedness, Fast heartbeats, Skin rash.
The doctor should be informed about the use of any previous medicines, as coartem interacts with other anti-malaria drugs, antidepressants, antipsychotic drugs, asthma inhaler, birth control pills, and many others.
Is Coartem An Antibiotic?
Coartem is an anti-malaria drug used in the treatment of malaria and contains artemether and lumefantrine. Lumefantrine is an antibiotic that stays in the body for seven days and is used alongside artemether for the treatment of malaria.
Price Of Coartem in Nigeria
It is available on Drugstore Nigeria, Nigeria’s Largest Online Pharmacy for 1700 naira.
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