What is Co-artesiane?
Co-artesiane is a powder suspension used to treat acute and uncomplicated malarial infections. It is a prescription medicine. It will not prevent malaria or work against severe/complicated malaria infections.
What components are in co-artesiane?
Co-artesiane is a combination of two antimalarial drugs which are artemether and lumefantrine
How to use Co-artesiane
Read the instructions on the product label and follow your physicians’ instructions. A typical dosage of co-artesiane is 80mg/480mg with the first two doses within 8-hours of each other, followed by four doses twice daily for the following two days. You should not take more than 160mg/960mg in a day.
Precautions for using co-artesiane
Before use, inform your doctor of any history of heart disease. Co-artesiane should only be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding when absolutely necessary. Co-artesiane can make you feel sleepy, avoid using machinery or power tools that require you to be alert when handling them.
Common side effects of co-artesiane include:
- Joint pain (arthralgia)
- Muscle pain
- Eating disorder (anorexia)
- Severe inflammatory blisters (acrodermatitis)