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
Tell your doctor about all other anti-malaria medications you have used within the past 30 days.
To make sure Coartem is safe for you, tell your doctor if you have ever had:
- heart disease;
- long QT syndrome (in you or a family member);
- liver or kidney disease;
- low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood.