Coartem Oral Tablet 20-120Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Coartem: Oral tablet (20-120mg)

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Coartem 20mg-120mg Tab

What is this Medicine?

ARTEMETHER; LUMEFANTRINE (ar TEM e ther; loo me FAN treen) is an antimalarial agent. It is used to treat malaria infections.

CVS Pharmacy Patient Statistics for Coartem: Oral tablet(20-120mg)
Generic vs. Brand Name Usage*
*Brand contains same active ingredient but may not represent FDA-approved generic equivalent
Usage By Strength
In-Depth Information

Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet

NDC: 000780568
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Malaria

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet

Reported Side Effects for Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet

High Platelet Count Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Ringing In Ears Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shaking Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Blood In The Urine Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Infection Incidence:
<17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Flu Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
High White Blood Cells Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Low White Blood Cell Counts Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Long Qt Syndrome Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Incoordination Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Back Pain Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Conjunctivitis Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Elevated Hepatic Enzymes Incidence:
<4.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Eosinophilia Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Overactive Reflexes Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hypoesthesia Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Stomach Ulcer Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Upset Stomach Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Distressed Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Low Potassium Levels Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Fast Eye Movements Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Protein In The Urine Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Platelet Count Incidence:
<3.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Difficulty Swallowing Incidence:
>2.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle Pain Incidence:
3.0-32.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Balance Problems Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Sore Throat Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Feeling Sick Incidence:
3.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
3.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Joint Pain Incidence:
3.0-34.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Rhinitis Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Anemia Incidence:
4.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Lightheadedness Incidence:
4.0-39.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Upset Stomach Incidence:
5.0-26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chills Incidence:
5.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Weakness Incidence:
5.0-38.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Cough Incidence:
6.0-23.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Enlarged Liver Incidence:
6.0-9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
7.0-8.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Stomach Pain Incidence:
8.0-17.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Removal Of Spleen Incidence:
9.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Decreased Appetite Incidence:
13.0-40.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Headache Incidence:
13.0-56.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
17.0-18.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Rapid Heart Rate Incidence:
18.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Sleep-related Behaviors Incidence:
22.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fever Incidence:
25.0-29.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet(Artemether)
Grapefruit juice and Artemether(Artemether)
Do not take Artemether and Grapefruit juice together without approval from your prescriber. Grapefruit juice may increase blood levels of Artemether, which may increase side effects. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience side effects while taking these drugs together.
Moderate Lifestyle Interaction
Grapefruit juice and Coartem 20mg-120mg Tablet(Lumefantrine)
Grapefruit juice and Lumefantrine(Lumefantrine)
Do not take Lumefantrine and Grapefruit juice together without approval from your prescriber. Grapefruit juice may increase blood levels of Lumefantrine, which may increase side effects. Contact your prescriber immediately if you experience chest pain, dizziness, fainting or falling spells, palpitations, shortness of breath, or a change in your usual heart beat (fast, slow, or irregular heart beat) while taking these drugs together.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Caution - Not enough information is available to rule out harm to infants when this drug is taken by nursing mothers.


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