Arteether is used in the treatment of malaria
It is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe malaria (where it has affected the brain, lungs or kidneys).
Lumefantrine is used in the treatment of malaria.
How it works
Arteether acts by producing free radicals within the malarial parasite, which kills it.
Lumefantrine is a weak base that reaches high concentration within the malarial parasite and causes accumulation of toxic heme pigment, which kills it.
Common side effects
Decreased appetite, Headache, Vomiting, Abdominal pain, Cough.
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 (difficulty in sleeping), Loss of appetite, Muscle pain, Joint pain, Sore tongue, Vomiting, Weakness, Fatigue.