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Combither Forte Tablet

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6 Tablet(s) in Strip
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Medical Description

Combither Forte tablet is a combination of artemether and lumefantrine, an anti-malarial medicine. Combither Forte Tablet is used to treat malaria when other antimalarial medicines are ineffective. Th...
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ContainsArtemether(80.0 Mg),Lumefantrine(480.0 Mg)
UsesMalaria
Side effectsDiarrhea, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, dizziness
ClassificationANTI-MALARIAL
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Uses of Combither Forte Tablet

Combither Forte tablet is used for the treatment of malaria cases not responding to other anti-malarial medicines.

Contraindications of Combither Forte Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Artemether and Lumefantrine or any of the ingredient of Combither Forte Tablet.
  • If you have a serious malarial infection with impaired body functions like difficulty in breathing, fits, kidney brain and liver-related problems.
  • If you have a family history of heart disease.
  • If you are taking medicines such as Flecainide, Metoprolol, Imipramine, Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, Terfenadine, Astemizole or Cisapride.
  • If you have heart diseases like irregular heart rhythm or heart failure.
  • If you have an imbalance of electrolytes in your body due to fluid loss.

Side effects of Combither Forte Tablet

  • Low appetite, vomiting, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea
  • Headache, dizziness and sleeplessness
  • Tingling or pricking sensation
  • Unusual muscle movements, joint pain and fatigue
  • Pounding and irregular heartbeat
  • Skin disorders like rashes or itching
  • Difficulty in walking properly and lack of energy
  • Cough

Precautions and Warnings of Combither Forte Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Combither Forte Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Combither Forte Tablet has known to cause or suspected to cause harmful effects on the developing fetus, thus not recommended for use in pregnant women. However, doctors may give this medicine to pregnant women under critical situations where alternate antimalarial medicine is not able to treat the condition. If you are a woman of childbearing age then it is advised to use alternative physical contraceptive measures like condoms during the treatment and at least one-month post-treatment, as this medicine may interfere with the way oral contraceptive medication work.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Combither Forte Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is advised not to breastfeed your baby during the treatment with Combither Forte Tablet, as it can cause harm to the infant. You have to wait for at least for 1-week post-treatment to start breastfeeding again.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Combither Forte Tablet?
A:
Combither Forte Tablet makes you feel sleepy, dizzy and weak. Thus it is advised not to drive when you are taking this medicine.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Combither Forte Tablet?
A:
Consuming alcohol may aggravate some of the side effects of Combither Forte Tablet like stomach problems and mental disturbances. Thus, it is advised not to consume alcohol during treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a family history of irregular heartbeat or sudden death due to heart problems.
  • You have heart disorders like irregular heartbeat, slow heart rate, etc.
  • You are taking any other medicine to treat malaria-like Quinine or Mefloquine, special medical observation is required.
  • Your existing disease condition gets worsened after taking this medicine, immediate attention of a doctor is required.
  • You are an HIV positive patient and taking medicines to treat HIV.
  • You are using pills as contraceptive measures, you need to use an alternative method of contraception like condoms at least for a month.
  • You have serious kidney and liver function problems.

Mode of Action of Combither Forte Tablet

How Does It Work?

Combither Forte Tablet kills a malarial parasite called plasmodium.

Directions for Use of Combither Forte Tablet

  • Combither Forte Tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor preferably with food, a beverage containing milk or water. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. It would be best if you take it at ...
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  • In case you vomit within 1 hour of taking this medicine, take another dose.

Interactions of Combither Forte Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Never take medicines like Clarithromycin, Ciprofloxacin, Fluconazole, Terfenadine, Flecainide, Cisapride with Combither Forte Tablet as it can lead to serious heart problems.
  • Medicines like Metoprolol, Imipramine, Amitriptyline, Clomipramine, anti-malarial medicines like Mefloquine, Quinine should not be taken with this medicine.
  • If you have taken Combither Forte Tablet, Rifampin, Carbamazepine and Phenytoin should not be taken for at least one month.
  • You should not take Combither Forte Tablet if you have taken Halofantrine - an anti-malarial medicine, within a month.
  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are antifungal medicines like Ketoconazole, anti-HIV medicines like Ritonavir, oral contraceptive etc.
  • Discuss with your doctor about any other medicine, herbal preparation and supplements you are taking currently to avoid any possible interactions.

Interactions with food items

Grapefruit juice should be avoided during the treatment.

Storage and disposal of Combither Forte Tablet

  • Store Combither Forte Tablet below 30°C.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Combither Forte Tablet

Overdose

  • There is limited information about the effect of overdose of Combither Forte Tablet.
  • In case of an overdose, contact your doctor or reach out to your nearest hospital as soon as possible. Try to carry the pack of the medicine to make overdose assessment easier for doctor/hospital staf...
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Missed a Dose

  • It would be best if you don't miss a dose of anti-malarial medicine as it may lead to treatment failure.
  • If you have missed any dose of medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's already the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Never take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details

WRITTEN BY
doctor

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY
doctor

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Combither Forte Tablet be taken as precautionary to prevent malaria?

A: No, Combither Forte Tablet is used to treat malaria under circumstances where other antimalarial medications are not working. It is not to be used for prevention.

Q: I am feeling better after 2 doses of Combither Forte Tablet, can I stop taking it?

A: No, it is important to complete the course of Combither Forte Tablet as prescribed by your doctor. You may feel better after the first dose, but to kill the malarial parasite entirely from your body, you must complete the course or you may have a recurrence of malaria.

Q: Can the use of Combither Forte Tablet cause dizziness?

A: Yes, the use of Combither Forte Tablet can cause dizziness along with the desired effect, but not everyone gets them. If you experience this symptom, it is recommended to avoid driving or to perform any activity.

Q: What is Combither Forte Tablet used for?

A: Combither Forte Tablet is an anti-malarial medicine. It contains Artemether and Lumefantrine as their active ingredients. Combither Forte Tablet is used to treat malaria when other anti-malarial medicines are ineffective. This medicine kills all the malaria-causing organisms.
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Last Updated on: 17 Apr 2021 | 01:42 PM (IST)
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