Coartem® 80/480mg


Coartem contains a combination of artemether and lumefantrine. Artemether and lumefantrine are anti-malaria medicines that interfere with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Malaria is caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito.

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Product Description

Coartem is used in the treatment of acute, uncomplicated malaria infections as it affects the growth of the parasite which causes malaria. It is not indicated for prevention.

Active Ingredients

Artemether 80mg, Lumefantrine 480mg

Directions for use

To be taken in divided dose for 3 days. Take 1 tablet then 8 hours after another tablet. The following day, take 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet at night (repeat this for the third day as well). Take preferably with a meal.

Side effects/Interactions/Allergies

Coartem may interact with these drugs to cause a reduced effect:  antioxidant vitamins, rifampin, carbamazepine, phenytoin, and St. John’s wort.



As with other medications, consult your doctor or pharmacist before use.


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. 


Side Effects

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


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