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Fantar DS/Forte

(Artemether 40mg/80mg & Lumefantrine 240mg/480mg)

Fantar® DS / Forte is a recommended Artemisinin combination of Artemether & Lumefantrine to cure malaria within three days. Signs of improvement appears within 8 hours of first dose.

Fantar is effective against both species of malaria i.e., P.falciparum and P.vivax.

Mechanism of Action

Fantar® kills the plasmodium by inhibiting nucleic acid and protein formation processes and preventing the growth of malarial parasites in the blood.

  • Artemether – It kills the malaria-causing parasite known as Plasmodium and its species.
  • Lumefantrine – It is also an anti-malarial drug effective against Plasmodium in its erythrocytic stage.

 

Uses

Acute & uncomplicated malaria

Dosage & Instructions

Fantar® 3-day regimen is:

  • Patients between 15-35kg 1st day: 1 DS tablet in the morning then second DS tablet after 8 hours

2nd & 3rd day: 1 tablet in the morning then second tablet in the evening

  • Above 35kg 1st day: 2  DS tablets in the morning then 2 DS tablets after 8 hours

2nd & 3rd day: 2 DS tablets in the morning then 2 DS tablets in the evening