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Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml

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Contains :Artemether 15 mg / 5 ml + Lumefantrine 90 mg / 5 ml
Company:Hilton Pharma
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Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is prescribed for the treatment of malaria

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml contains artemether and lumefantrine

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is commonly prescribed to children

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is taken orally (via mouth), after carefully measuring it out

30ml of granulated powder of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is packaged in a glass bottle

About

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is prescribed to patients suffering from an active malarial infection.Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is a combination of two drugs,both of which are from the same chemical group known as antimalarial drugs.Malaria is transmitted through mosquitoes (plasmodium falciparum) and is prevalent in many countries.The virus once transmitted can infect human blood cells or the liver.Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is prescribed to eliminate viruses from infected blood cells.Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not used for prevention of malaria.

A tablespoon or two daily are usually (commonly) prescribed.Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is to be taken regularly with food,preferably at the same time each day to help the patient remember their daily dose.The patient ought to discuss with their physician before ceasing intake of the medicine even if the patient is no longer suffering from common symptoms of malaria,as ceasing the intake of the medicine has reported in cases of reinfection.

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml might show mild side effects such as headaches,dizziness and stomach problems which resolve on their own in a few days’ time.Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant or lactating mothers.While undergoing treatment with Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml,the physician may ask the patient to get certain lab work done periodically to monitor the effects of the drug on the patient’s body and monitor the patient’s blood pressure,ECG readings and potassium levels regularly.Accordingly the physician may change the dosage of the drug prescribed.

Indications

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml can be used to treat:

  • Malaria

How Does Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml Work

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml works by destroying the parasite and preventing its reproduction in the human blood cells.

How To Use Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is meant to be ingested orally (by mouth) with food or milk for a 3 day period.If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule as that will lead to serious adverse effects. If this happens very often, try setting an alarm as a reminder.

Dosage

Adult Dosage

2-4 tablespoons a day are commonly prescribed to be spaced out evenly throughout the day for a 3 day period.

Child Dosage

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is safe to be prescribed to patients aged 2 months and older.The dosage for each individual is based on their weight and age.Commonly a tablespoon a day is prescribed to children weighing between 5 to 15kgs for a period of 3 days.The dosage may be increased with the weight and age of child.

Elderly Dosage 

Sufficient research has not been done on the effects of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml on elderly patients and thus Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not currently prescribed to patients aged 65 years and above.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml isn’t recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml as treatment, then refer to the doctor.The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml:

  • Allergy to Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml or any other medicine or food substance
  • Arrhythmias (irregular heart rhythm)
  • Clinical relevant bradycardia (slow heart rate)
  • Congestive heart failure accompanied by reduced ventricular ejection fraction (measurement of blood pumped out of heart with each contraction)
  • Family history of sudden death or of congenital QT interval prolongation (electrical disturbance in heart since birth)
  • Severe malaria
  • Other plasmodium infections.

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml:

  • Electrolyte disturbances
  • Concomitant use with other drugs known to cause QT-interval prolongation (electrical disturbance in heart)
  • Severe cardiac (heart) impairment
  • Renal (kidney) impairment
  • Hepatic (liver) impairment

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml:

  • Inhibitors of CYP3A4
  • Substrates of CYP2D6
  • Grapefruit juice
  • Class Ia and III antiarrhythmics
  • Drugs prolonging QT interval
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Azole antifungals
  • Cisapride
  • Other antimalarials
  • Hormonal contraceptives
  • Macrolides
  • Antipsychotics
  • Antidepressants.

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach problems (vomiting)

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor

  • Arrhythmias
  • Rash
  • Fainting
  • Cough
  • Swelling of hands,feet and ankles

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Muscular Aches And Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief;an over the counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease aswell. Avoid high intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe.
  • Dry Cough – Can be eased by adding honey to warm drinks and having oral lozenges,to provide soothing relief to an irritated throat.Ginger tea has been known to decrease inflammation of an irritated throat thus,providing relief.

Key Facts About Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml

  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is used to treat malaria
  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml may cause weakness,headaches and fatigue
  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not prescribed to patients suffering from severe heart impairment
  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is said to interact negatively with certain hormonal contraceptives
  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women
  • Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml may be prescribed to children aged two months and above

FAQ

#1.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml.Please consult your doctor before taking any medication while ingesting Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml.

#2.HOW TO STORE Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml?

Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#3.WHAT IF I TAKE TOO MUCH OF Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml?

An extra dose or two of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not known to cause any harm but an excess ingestion of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is a cause for concern and should be avoided and immediately reported to the doctor as it may lead to serious side effects such as fainting,breathlessness and irregular heartbeats.

#4.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#5.WILL Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml AFFECT MY SEXUAL ACTIVITY?

No,there isn’t sufficient evidence to suggest that patients experience a decrease in libido.

#6.CAN I TAKE Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#7.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml?

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Muscle pain
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach problems (vomiting)

#8.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml AND HOW OFTEN?

Kidney and liver function tests along with blood tests to keep check on serum potassium levels are advised to be done periodically along with an occasional ECG test to monitor the OT intervals of a beating heart.

#9.CAN Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#10.DOES Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml CAUSE ADDICTION?

No.This drug has shown no evidence to prove addiction of any kind in any patient.

#11.WHAT IF I FORGET TO TAKE THE Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml?

It is advised that the drug is taken at the same time each day,an alarm can be placed to remind patients to take Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml at the proper time and at least an hour before having any meal.If patient misses a dose of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml,they should take it immediately but if the time for the next dose of the drug is near then its beneficial for patients to skip the missed dose and take the tablets as per schedule,doubling of doses has proven to cause severe side effects.

#12.IS Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Sufficient research has not been done on the effects of Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml on elderly patients and thus Artem Plus 15mg+90mg Suspension 60.0 ml is not currently prescribed to patients aged 65 years and above.

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