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What Is Coartem?

Coartem (artemether and lumefantrine) is a prescription medication used to treat acute uncomplicated malaria caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum (P. falciparum) in people 2 months of age and older who weigh at least 11 pounds (5 kg).


Coartem is not approved to:

  • treat severe or complicated P falciparum malaria
  • prevent malaria

It is not known if Coartem is safe and effective in children who weigh less than 11 pounds (5 kg).

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