Match plus dry syrup contains artemether and lumefantrine. Both these medicines belong to the class of antimalarials. Match Plus dry syrup is used as a treatment for acute uncomplicated malaria caused by Plasmodium falciparum, which infects the red blood cells....
Q: How can I speed up my recovery from malaria?
A: It is important to stay hydrated while suffering from malaria. You can include watery fruits, coconut water, other vegetables in your diet that can help you maintain a good water intake. Besides this, you must take care that you do not miss doses of your antimalaria medicines.
Q: If my symptoms disappear after I start medication, will I still transmit malaria to other people?
A: If your symptoms disappear, it is a sign that the medication is working as expected. You cannot directly transmit the infection to anyone. However, you may still be carrying the parasites in your blood or body. Therefore, it is critical to complete the entire course that has been prescribed irrespective of presence of symptoms.
Q: Are there medicines to prevent malaria?
A: There are medicines available that can be used to prevent infection by malarial parasites. These depend on the type of parasites active in a given area and their resistance to treatments.
Q: Can different antimalarial medications be given together?
A: Yes, they can be given together. However, this will be decided by your doctor after assessing your condition, type of parasite infecting you and the severity of your symptoms. However, certain medicines can cause the blood levels of other medicines to increase or decrease rapidly. Therefore, it is important to inform the doctor of any therapy you may already be taking to avoid any such undesirable interactions.