Lonart DS


Composition: Lonart DS contains two ingredients Arthemeter and Lumefantrine. It belongs to a group of Artemisinin-based combination therapy).

Group: It belongs to the antimalarial group.

Lonart Brands & Strength

Lonart (Arthemeter 20mg and Lumefantrine (120mg), and Lonart forte(Arthemeter 40mg and Lumefantrine (240mg), and Lonart DS (Arthemeter 80mg and 480mg).

How Lonart DS Works

It is a combination of two antimalarials. It works by destroying the asexual erythrocytic forms of plasmodium falciparum and plasmodium vivax. It also causes a reduction of nucleic acid and protein synthesis, which are necessary for growth.

Route of administration: is orally (by mouth).

Where to Buy Lonart Online

All brands of Lonart are available for purchase online with same-day delivery in Nigeria from 8mg Health. Each treatment is supplied in safe and discrete packaging, ensuring that you receive your medication on time and in good condition.

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Lonart Dosage

✓ Bodyweight in kg(5-14kg), age(3 years):

Day 1: 1 tablet in 0 hours and 1 tablet in 8 hours tablet

Day 2: 1 tablet in the morning and 1 tablet in the evening

Day 3: Same as day 2

✓ Bodyweight;. 15-24kg. Age= 3-8 years

Day 1; 2 tablets in 0 hours and 2 tablets 8 hours later.

Day 2: 2 tablets in the morning, and 2 tablets in the evening.

Day 3; Same as Day 2.

✓ Body weight=25-34kg

Age=9-14 years

Day 1= 3 tablets at 0 hours 1, and 3 tablets after 8 hours

Day 2: 3 tablets in the morning and 3 in the evening.

Day 3; Same as Day 2.

✓ Body weight° 35kg and above

Age= 14 years and above

Day 1= 4 tablets at 0 hours, then 4 tablets after 8 hours

Day 2; 4 tablets in the morning and 4 tablets in the evening

Day 3; Same as day 2

How it is being used:

  • It is for malaria treatment, not prevention.
  • Therefore, it should be used only when prescribed by a medical practitioner and specified.
  • Do not take any antacids or medicines alongside the medicine unless otherwise stated by your doctor.
  • Do not crush or break the tablets; swallow them as a whole.
  • For better absorption, take it with a meal.
  • For a missed dose, please take it as soon as you remember. Do not take double doses at once.

Lonart in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding.

Lonart in pregnancy – The use in the above conditions has not been determined as there are limited studies on humans so it might be unsafe. It would be best to talk to your medical practitioner about the use. Wait for at least one week after treatment before commencing breastfeeding again. Then, confirm with your healthcare provider.

Do not use Lonart if;

If you are allergic to any of the ingredients or hypersensitive to it

If you have previous/current history of heart disease or family history.

Taking drugs Like imipramine, clomipramine, Astemizole, etc.

If you have electrolytes imbalance.

Lonart Storage

It should be stored below 30°C, and away from moisture.

Should not be kept within reach of children.

5 preventive measures against malaria

Malaria is a life-threatening disease that is especially endemic in Africa. It is caused by parasites that can range from plasmodium falciparum, vivax, ovale, and malariae. Plasmodium falciparum is the most dangerous and most prevalent in the African continent. These parasites are transmitted through the bites of infected anopheles mosquito, precisely the female type. However, it can be prevented and treated.

The symptoms range from fever to headache and chills, joint pain, abdominal pain, rapid breathing/heart rate, general body weakness, jaundice, anemia (low blood cell), etc.

If not managed early, it can progress to severe form and move to vital organs of the body like the brain.

Some drugs prevent malaria, including other standard low-cost measures like;

  • Clearing of bushy areas and drainage of breeding sites
  • Use of insecticides treated nets
  • Use of mosquitoes repellant
  • Protect your skin by wearing clothes that cover your body when exposed.
  • One of the many ways of treating malaria is by using ACT(Artemisinin-based combination therapy).

Lonart belongs to this group. This therapy is brought about due to antimalarial resistance and had a high efficacy rate. The use of two or more drugs now proves more efficient. Examples include Arthemeter/Lumefantrine, amodiaquine/artesunate, sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine, etc.

In summary, according to the World Health Organization, early diagnosis and treatment reduce mortality and transmission. According to WHO, there will be over 241 million cases of malaria all over the world in 2020. The best treatment for malaria is the use of ACT, which Lonart falls under.

It is used for acute uncomplicated infection due to plasmodium falciparum.
It is not used to treat severe malaria that has spread to the lung, kidney, or cerebral malaria.

Lonart Side Effects 

  • Dizziness
  • Tingling sensation
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Itching and rashes
  • Cough
  • Weakness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Headache
  • There might be a need for adjustment of dose for people with severe kidney and liver disease
  • Do not drive or operate machinery immediately after use, as it may cause dizziness and weakness.
  • Consumption of alcohol may aggravate the side effects, so it is advisable not to drink alcohol during the treatment phase.
  • It can interfere with oral contraceptive pills, so it is advisable to deploy alternative methods.
  • Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while on this drug as it may interfere with absorption.
  • It should not be administered to hypersensitive patients
  • It should not be used with medications like rifampicin, phenytoin, and carbamazepine.
  • Safety has not been established in children that weigh less than 5g or younger than 2 months.
  • ECG monitoring should be initiated for patients who use antiarrhythmic (medications that prolong QT interval) alongside this medication.
  • Stop the medication when you experience k rashes, difficulty in breathing or swallowing, swelling of the tongue/lips/face, or any other allergic reaction and seek medical attention.

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