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Coartem for Malaria

Available by prescription only, Coartem® (artemether/lumefantrine) is a medicine used to treat malaria. Specifically, this medication is used to treat mild cases of malaria, also called uncomplicated malaria. Coartem is used for malaria treatment; it is not effective at preventing the malaria blood infection from occurring.
 
As an antimalarial medication, Coartem works by killing the parasites that cause this blood infection. It is believed that Coartem prevents the bacteria from using blood glucose for energy and from making proteins and nucleic acid, which are essential for the parasites to live.
 
(For more information on using this drug for malaria, click Coartem. This article also discusses potential side effects of the drug, dosing information, and safety precautions to be aware of before beginning treatment.)
 
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