Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine)
What is Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) used for?
Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) is used to treat malaria in adults and children weighing at least 5kg. Malaria is caused by parasites spread by mosquitoes. This medication distributes itself throughout the blood stream and destroys the parasites, alleviating the patient of the symptoms associated. It should be noted that it is not effective when used as preventative, and should normally only be used in response to malaria symptoms.
How should I use Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine)?
Typically patients given Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) are instructed to take 1 tablet after your diagnosis and another tablet 8 hours later, with subsequent tablets to be taken every 12 hours for a period usually lasting 2 days. Dose exactly as instructed for best results.
What are the side effects of Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine)?
Report all side effects to your physician. Common side effects associated with Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) include:
Consult your physician promptly if any side effects persist, worsen, or become bothersome.
Always complete the course of medication as instructed, even if the malaria symptoms experienced have subsided.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallow.