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ATC codes: P01BF01
EMLc
Indication
Malaria due to Plasmodium falciparum ICD11 code: 1F40
INN
Artemether + lumefantrine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
List type
Core Not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy or in children below 5 kg
Formulations
Oral > Solid: 20 mg + 120 mg tablet ; 20 mg + 120 mg dispersible tablet (EMLc)
EML status history
First added in 2002 (TRS 914)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 946)
Changed in 2007 (TRS 950)
Changed in 2009 (TRS 958)
Sex
All
Age
Also recommended for children
Weight restriction
Children > 5 kg
Therapeutic equivalence
The recommendation is for this specific medicine
Patent information
Patents have expired in most jurisdictions
Summary of evidence and Expert Committee recommendations
Artemether + lumefantrine dispersible tablet formulation was added for children use in the treatment of malaria.