How It Works:
Lumefantrine is an antimalarial drug which accumulates within the malaria parasite and inhibits the breakdown of hemoglobin. It forms a toxic complex with heme (part of hemoglobin) in the parasite, and also damages the parasite cell membrane, thereby killing it.
Nausea, Skin rash, Allergic reaction, Altered heart rate, Difficulty in speaking, Chills, Dizziness, Difficulty in swalloing, Shortness of breath, Facial swelling, Lip swelling, Fainting, Fever, Headache, Insomnia, Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue
Frequently Ask Questions:
Q. Is lumefantrine an antibiotic?
Lumefantrine is an antimalarial antibiotic
Q. How does lumefantrine work?
Lumefantrine works by killing the organism (plasmodium) that causes malaria. The exact mechanism of action of the drug is unknown
Q. What does lumefantrine treat?
Lumefantrine is used in combination with artemether for treatment of malaria.