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Coartem (Artemether/Lumefantrine)and/or alternatives
Coartem 20/120mg from $2.57 USD/tabletCoartem 20/120mg
Marketed as Riamet in European Union
Manufactured by: Novartis Pharmaceuticals UK
Product of United Kingdom. Shipped from United KingdomRxPrescription Required
Artemether/Lumefantrine 80/480mg from $0.93 USD/tabletArtemether/Lumefantrine 80/480mg
Generic Alternative to Coartem
Marketed as Arte Plus in India
Manufactured by: Zydus Cadila
Product of India. Shipped from IndiaRxPrescription Required
Basic Information On Coartem
Coartem is used for treating malaria. Malaria is caused by parasites. The drug works by inhibiting the growth of parasites in the red blood cells in a human body. The malaria causing parasites enter the body through a mosquito bite. Malaria is common in Africa, Southern Asia and South America. This medicine is prescribed to treat non-severe malaria. However, the Coartem drug should not be used for preventing the onset of malaria. This medicine should be taken with a meal. Along with this medicine, you should also use insect repellents, mosquito netting and protective clothing to avoid further mosquito bites. You should use this medicine as prescribed by your doctor. If you experience any side effects such as vomiting, diarrhea or fever while taking this medicine, you should inform your doctor immediately.
Precautions / Side Effects Of Coartem
Brand or generic Coartem may or may not cause harm to an unborn baby, therefore, you should promptly inform your doctor if you are pregnant or get pregnant during the treatment. This medicine may also render your birth control pills less effective. Therefore, you should use a non-hormone method of birth control while undergoing this treatment. This medicine contains artemether and lumefantrine as its main ingredients. You should not take this medicine if you are allergic to these components.
If you breast feed a baby, you should inform your doctor, as it is not known whether this medicine passes into breast milk or not. Brand or generic Coartem should not be administered to children weighing less than 11 pounds. If you suffer from liver disease or kidney disease, your doctor may have to adjust your dosage of artemether and lumefantrine.
Coartem is advised to be taken with food. For an adult patient, a 3-day treatment program comprising 6 doses is recommended. If you happen to vomit within 1 to 2 hours of administration, you should take a repeat dose. If the patient is unable to swallow the tablet, then crushed tablet may be administered. The crushed tablet may be mixed with a small amount of water. The solution should be immediately consumed. The medicine should be stored at a temperature of 25 degree Celsius, which may be allowed to vary between 15 degrees and 30 degrees Celsius.
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North Drug Store supplies brand or generic Coartem in 80/480mg and 20/120mg. You can buy Coartem from North Drug Store, as it offers free refill reminder.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.