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What Is Coartem?

Coartem 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 contains 2 active substances, artemether and lumefantrine, which work together to kill the parasites that cause malaria. Coartem is known as an artemisinin-based combination therapy.

  • Coartem Tablets are not approved for patients with severe or complicated P falciparum malaria
  • Coartem Tablets are not approved for the prevention of malaria

Coartem is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as an initial treatment option for acute uncomplicated malaria caused by
P falciparum.

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