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What is Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) used for?
Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) is an oral medication used to treat patients with malaria. It operates by disabling or killing parasites in the blood allowing them to be expelled from the body. This infection is normally caused by a bite from an infected mosquito in certain areas of the world including South America, Southeast Asia, or central Africa. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine)?
Follow your physician's instructions while using Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally administered twice daily for a period of medication lasting three days. Your particular directions will depend on the severity of your symptoms and your current health condition. These doses should be swallowed with a large glass of water and taken along with a meal to prevent nausea. It is not suggested to change the form of the tablets before use by crushing, splitting, or chewing them to avoid unintentionally destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine)?
Side effects that may occur while using Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrin) include:
More serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention are severe diarrhea, intense vomiting, deterioration of your symptoms, faintness, increased heart rate, darkened urine, discolored stools, or any sign of a skin rash. Tell your physician as soon as you experience any severe or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to prevent further health problems.
Rezatrin Forte (Artemether/Lumefantrine) should not be used to treat patients with severe malaria, heart failure, family history of sudden death, heart failure, bradycardia, arrhythmias, disrupted sodium levels in the blood, irregular potassium levels, or unusual magnesium levels. Also disclose if you have heart disease or severely decreased liver or kidney function as these conditions may require reduced dosages to prevent unexpected health problems from occurring during treatment.
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 an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.