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  • Malaria - artimether and lumefrantine

    My client has been detected with malairia and is about to be given Injection only artimether, amd drug a combo of artimether and lumefrantine. I am unable to find informarion on this baby is 10 months and mom is breastfeeding. Urgent help needed pls

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    Effathyasmin,

    I spoke with Dr Hale about these medications since we do not have them in our data base and we do not have any studies on them. He advised to wait 4 hours to breastfeed after the injection of Artimether. It has a short half life of 2 hours so in 4 hours 75% of the medication has been cleared. With the combo medication of Artimether and Lumefrantine he advised probably ok to use for short term of about a week since it is used in infants as young as 2 months of age, and in pregnant women.

    I hope this helps.

    Sandra Lovato R.N.
    InfantRisk Center
    806-352-2519

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