Traveling and Malaria: Know the Facts
Each year, millions of US travelers visit malaria-endemic regions. Though malaria is serious and sometimes life threatening, it can be treated. Coartem is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as first-line treatment for acute, uncomplicated malaria infections due to Plasmodium falciparum.
Coartem® (artemether/lumefantrine) is a prescription medication used to
treat acute uncomplicated malaria infections due to Plasmodium falciparum in
adults and children who weigh at least 11 pounds (5 kg). Coartem Tablets are not approved for patients
with severe or complicated P falciparum malaria. Coartem Tablets are not approved for the prevention of malaria.