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Lumerax 60 mg Tablet

Manufactured byIPCA LABORATORIES PVT LTD
ContainsArtemether (60 mg) + Lumefantrine (360 mg)
Description

Lumerax 60 mg Tablet is a combination medicine used to treat non-severe malaria when certain other antimalarial medications become ineffective. This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a severe or complicated malaria. Also, it should not be used for malaria prevention.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Lumerax 60 mg Tablet

  • Abdominal pain and cramps
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Itching and skin rash
  • Hives and wheezing
  • Dizziness and lightheadedness
  • Ringing or buzzing in the ears
  • Increased heartbeat
  • Elevated liver enzymes
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Weight loss
  • Shaking and trembling of arms and feet
  • Decrease/loss of hearing
  • Uncontrolled eye movements

Uses of Lumerax 60 mg Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Acute uncomplicated malaria
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The initial effect of this medicine can be observed within 2-3 hours of administration.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 3-6 days.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will evaluate all the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine before prescribing it.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Use of this medicine in breastfeeding women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will evaluate all the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine before prescribing it.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to artemether, lumefantrine, any other artemisinin derivatives, or any other ingredients present in the formulation.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Use of this medicine in pregnant women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will evaluate all the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine before prescribing it.

Breast-feeding

Use of this medicine in breastfeeding women is not recommended unless absolutely necessary. Your doctor will evaluate all the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of this medicine before prescribing it.
General warnings

Liver impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of liver function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Kidney impairment

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases due to the increased risk of severe adverse effects. Close monitoring of renal function is recommended for such patients. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Heart diseases

This medicine should be used with caution in patients suffering from a pre-existing condition of the heart. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Drug resistance

It is strongly recommended to take this medicine for the entire prescribed duration even when symptoms resolve or improve. Failure to do so might result in parasitic resistance to the drug and treatment of further infection with this medicine would become difficult.

Severe complicated malarial infection

This medicine is not recommended for use if the patient is suffering from a severe and complicated malarial infection.

Hormonal contraceptives

This medicine may alter the effectiveness of hormonal contraceptives. Hence, alternative or additional means of contraception may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

QT prolongation

This medicine should be used with extreme caution in patients suffering from QT prolongation due to the increased risk of worsening of the patient's condition. Close monitoring of heart function and vital signs, appropriate dose adjustments, or replacement with a suitable alternative may be necessary based on the clinical condition of the patient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Erythromycin

Quinidine

Chlorpromazine

Ciprofloxacin

Quetiapine

Terfenadine

Doxorubicin

Doxepin

Azithromycin

Citalopram

Duloxetine

Disease interactions

Liver Disease

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired liver function. Appropriate diagnostic tests must be performed before determining the dose regimen. Suitable dose adjustment and frequent monitoring may be needed to ensure safe and effective use.

Kidney Disease

This medicine should be administered with caution in patients having an impaired kidney function. Appropriate diagnostic tests must be performed before determining the dose regimen. Suitable dose adjustment and frequent monitoring may be needed to ensure safe and effective use.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take this medicine with food, as directed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts than advised/prescribed. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable side effects. Ensure that the treatment course is completed. Do not stop the use of this medicine without consulting your doctor.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

May cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by interfering with certain vital functions in the cell of the malarial parasite present in the blood.
Legal Status

Approved

Unknown

Unknown

Unknown

Classification

Category

Antimalarial combinations

Schedule

Schedule H

[Internet]. Extranet.who.int. 2018 [cited 9 August 2018]. Available from:

https://extranet.who.int/prequal/sites/default/files/MA129part3v02.pdf
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Information on this page was last updated on 9 Oct 2018

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