CO-CORITHER® DS


ARTEMETHER 80MG, LUMEFANTRINE 480MG TABLETS

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ARTEMETHER 80MG, LUMEFANTRINE 480MG TABLETS

Name of the medicinal product:

Co-Corither DS 80 mg/480 mg tablets

Qualitative and quantitative composition:

One tablet contains 80 mg artemether and 480 mg lumefantrine.

Therapeutic indications:

Co-Corither DS is indicated for the treatment of acute uncomplicated Plasmodium falciparum malaria in adults, children and infants of 5 kg and above. Consideration should be given to official guidance regarding the appropriate use of antimalarial agents.

Posology and method of administration:

Posology Adults and children weighing 35 kg and above or more than 12 years of age One tablet of 80 mg/480 mg at the time of initial diagnosis, again 1 tablet after 8 hours and then 1 tablet twice daily (morning and evening) on each of the following two days (total course comprises 6 tablets of 80 mg/480 mg).

Treatment and stand-by emergency treatment:

The treatment should be administered at the time of initial diagnosis or at onset of symptoms. Method of administration Tablets for oral administration. To increase absorption, Co-Corither DS should be taken with food or a milky drink. If patients are unable to tolerate food, Co-Corither DS should be administered with water, but the systemic exposure may be reduced. Patients who vomit within 1 hour of taking the medication should repeat the dose.