> THERAPEUTIC INDICATION
COFANTRINE contains two active ingredients, artemether and lumefantrine, which belong to a group of drugs called antimalarials and are capable of killing the malaria pathogen.
COFANTRINE is indicated for the treatment of uncomplicated malaria infections with Plasmodium falciparum, including mixed form infections involving P. falciparum and the treatment of infections resistant to most other antimalarial drugs. Plasmodium falciparum is a parasite, which inserts itself inside red blood cells.
> DOSAGE AND METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION
Do not take COFANTRINE without medical advice. If you have any questions ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Preparation of COFANTRINE suspension
To prepare 60 ml of the suspension, add water and shake the bottle until all the powder is dispersed. Then slowly add more water to the mark on the bottle. Use only boiled and cooled water.
Shake well before each use.
After reconstitution, the suspension is stable for at least 7 days. Store the reconstituted suspension in a refrigerator (between 2°C and 8°C).
Dosage and administration
After each dose, give your child a high-fat meal or a high-fat drink such as milk.
Your doctor will tell you exactly how much COFANTRINE to give your child. If you are not sure about the dose of COFANTRINE or when to take it, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|5 kg à 7 kg||5 ml||5 ml||5 ml||5 ml||5 ml||5 ml|
|8 kg à 14 kg||10 ml||10 ml||10 ml||10 ml||10 ml||10 ml|
If your child vomits within an hour of taking the medicine, give him/her another dose and inform your doctor or pharmacist.
As this medicine is subject to medical prescription, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.