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Arch L Forte Tablet

Manufacturer: Lincoln Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Artemether, Lumefantrine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor required
Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Arch L Forte Tablet is an antimalarial agent. It is used in the treatment of few kinds of malaria in adults and also children weighing at least 5 kg.

On using this medication you may experience side effects such as muscle pain, diarrhoea, dizziness, cough, stomach pain, runny nose, weakness, vomiting, difficulty sleeping/ speaking, reduced appetite, fever, chills, body stiffness, darkening of urine, skin rash, hives, chest pain, mood swings and rapid or irregular heartbeat. If your reactions persist or worsen seek medical help promptly.

Before using this medication tell your doctor if: you are allergic to any of the ingredients contained within Arch L Forte Tablet, you have low blood potassium/ slow or irregular heartbeat, you are taking any medication, you have a history of liver/ QT prolongation/ kidney / infection/ mental/ heart problems, you are unable to eat while taking Arch L Forte Tablet, you are pregnant or are breastfeeding a baby.

The dosage should be prescribed by the doctor based on your condition. The usual dose in adults for treating malaria is 35 kg or less; four tablets as the initial dose followed by another 4 tablets after 8 hours and then 4 tablets twice for two days.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Vartem l 80mg/480mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
    Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Caution is advised when driving or operating machinery.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.

This medication is used in the treatment of malaria. It interacts with heme, which is produced when haemoglobin is degraded. As a consequence, a group of possibly toxic oxygen and carbon-oriented radicals are produced.

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