Coartem should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?
If you forget to take a dose of Coartem, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the missed dose, and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose.
This medication comes in one strength and form -- Coartem 20/120 mg, which contains 20 mg of artemether and 120 mg of lumefantrine.
Can I Buy Generic Coartem?
This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Coartem for more information).
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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