LUMERAX 80 MG TABLET

SKU: AH_T&P_AM_9253 Category:

Generic : Artemether (80mg) + Lumefantrine (480mg)

Treatment : Malaria

Pack size  : 6 (Tablet)

Manufacturer : Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Made In : INDIA

UNIT PRICE

$3.30

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PRODUCT INTRODUCTION

Lumerax 80 Tablet is used for the treatment of malaria in both children and adults. It contains two medicines both of which belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials. However, it is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe/complicated malaria (when the brain, lungs, or kidneys are affected).

Lumerax 80 Tablet works by killing the malaria-causing parasites thereby preventing further spread of the infection. It should be taken with food as this will help your body better absorb the medicine. Take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. Complete the full course of treatment to make sure the infection is treated completely.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines that you may be taking for any other health conditions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this medicine unless prescribed by the doctor, as it may be harmful effects on the developing baby.

 

BENEFITS OF LUMERAX TABLET

In Treatment of Malaria

Malaria is an infection that is transmitted by mosquito bites. Lumerax 80 Tablet effectively treats malaria by killing the malarial parasites. However, it should not be used to prevent malaria and should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. This medicine makes you feel better within a few days of treatment. But, if you have fever, chills, muscle pain, or headache soon after you finish your treatment, this could be a sign that you still are infected with malaria. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.

Refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.

 

HOW TO USE LUMERAX TABLET

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Lumerax 80 Tablet is to be taken with food.

 

HOW LUMERAX TABLET WORKS

Lumerax 80 Tablet is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether and Lumefantrine, which treats malaria. These medicines work by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.

 

SAFETY ADVICE

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Alcohol

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Lumerax 80 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
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Pregnancy

CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Lumerax 80 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
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Breast feeding

SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Lumerax 80 Tablet is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
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Driving

UNSAFE
Lumerax 80 Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
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Kidney

CAUTION
Lumerax 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Lumerax 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe kidney disease.
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Liver

CAUTION
Lumerax 80 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe liver disease. Dose adjustment of Lumerax 80 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
No dose adjustment is recommended in patients with severe liver disease.

 

Interaction with drugs

  • MEFLOQUINE
  • QUININE
  • QUINIDINE
  • FLECAINIDE
  • AMIODARONE
  • SOTALOL
  • PROCAINAMIDE
  • DISOPYRAMIDE
  • PIMOZIDE
  • ZIPRASIDONE
  • ERYTHROMYCIN
  • CIPROFLOXACIN
  • MOXIFLOXACIN
  • RIFABUTIN
  • RIFAMPICIN
  • CARBAMAZEPINE
  • PHENOBARBITAL
  • PHENYTOIN
  • KETOCONAZOLE
  • ITRACONAZOLE
  • DELAVIRDINE
  • EFAVIRENZ
  • NELFINAVIR
  • RITONAVIR
  • CLOMIPRAMINE
  • AMITRIPTYLINE
  • IMIPRAMINE
  • METOPROLOL

 

WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE LUMERAX TABLET?

If you miss a dose of Lumerax 80 Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

SIDE EFFECTS

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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Lumerax

  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle pain

FAQ's

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Q. How to take Lumerax 80 Tablet?

Take Lumerax 80 Tablet with food, exactly as prescribed by your doctor. This medicine is usually taken twice a day with a meal for 3 days, or as directed. On your first day of treatment, take your first dose with food, followed by your second dose 8 hours later. Then for the next 2 days, take one dose in the morning and one dose in the evening. Patients should be encouraged to resume normal eating as soon as food can be tolerated, since this improves the absorption of the medicine.

Q. Can I take Lumerax 80 Tablet while I am pregnant?

No, Lumerax 80 Tablet is considered to be harmful for women in their first trimester of pregnancy. The reason being, it increases the chances of fetal loss.

Q. Are there any specific contraindications associated with the use of Lumerax 80 Tablet?

The use of Lumerax 80 Tablet is considered to be harmful for patients with a known hypersensitivity to any of the active or inactive ingredients of the medicine. Caution is advised in patients with cases of severe malaria and in the first trimester of pregnancy.

Q. What should I know about the storage and disposal of Lumerax 80 Tablet?

It is advised to keep this medicine in the container it came in, tightly closed. It should be kept out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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Pack size  – 6 (Tablet)

pack form  – Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

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 Information Leaflet

Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.

Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.

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