ARTEMETHER+LUMEFANTRINE FOR ORAL SUSPENSION is indicated for the treatment of malaria in children caused by all forms of plasmodium including severe malaria caused by multiple drug resistant strains of P. falciparum.
Artemether potentializes the antimalarial activity of other antimalarials. As grapefruit juice retards the metabolism of some antimalarials, it would be better not to drink grapefruit juice while taking DEVARTEM DS PLUS.
With artemether no side effects has been seen. Laboratory abnormalities such as slight rise in transaminases and a decrease in reticulocyte count are rare and transient. A lowering of sinus frequency without causing ECG changes has been noticed, At high doses transient abdominal pain, tinnitus & diarrhea have been described. A reasonable period should be taken in to account before to start treatment with lumefantrine combinations. For those patients physicians will prescribes Artemisinin derivatives in mono therapy in case of severe paludisme.Â
Sometimes it could be possible that the following possible common side effects occur ; Rash check this with doctor. Other common side effects may occur as trouble sleeping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, coughing. They need medical attention when persistent.
Breastfeeding: Data on excretion in breast milk is not available in humans.
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