Malaria In Kenya
Malaria is a disease that affects millions of people each year, especially in tropical regions such as Africa. In Africa, malaria is most common in the Sahelian region, where there has been an increase in its prevalence due to environmental changes and other factors.
Malaria is caused by a parasite that infects the human body by biting through infected mosquitoes’ proboscises. The parasites multiply inside the mosquito’s body, and then it injects them into humans through their saliva. This causes symptoms such as fever, chills, headache and muscle aches.
In Africa, there are two types of Plasmodium falciparum that are responsible for causing most cases of malaria: P. falciparum and P. vivax. Both types can cause severe illness or death if left untreated or if it is not treated effectively with antimalarial drugs or vaccines. We at Prunus Pharma offer full anti-malarial range for treatment e.g. Lonart, P-Alaxin, Gsunate etc.
In Kenya, there are an estimated 3.5 million new clinical cases and 10,700 deaths each year, and those living in western Kenya have an especially high risk of malaria.
LONART FOR TREATMENT OF MALARIA
Lonart is used for the treatment of malaria in both children and adults. It contains two medicines both of which belong to a group of medicines called antimalarials. However, it is not used to prevent malaria or to treat severe/complicated malaria (when the brain, lungs, or kidneys are affected).
Lonart works by killing the malaria-causing parasites thereby preventing further spread of the infection. It should be taken with food as this will help your body better absorb the medicine. Take it in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not take more than the recommended dose, as this may have harmful effects on your body. Complete the full course of treatment to make sure the infection is treated completely.
Headache, loss of appetite, weakness, joint pain, or muscle pain are some of the common side effects associated with this medicine. You may also feel dizzy after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor if these persist or worsen.
Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor about all the medicines that you may be taking for any other health conditions. Pregnant or breastfeeding women should not take this medicine unless prescribed by the doctor, as it may be harmful effects on the developing baby.
BENEFITS OF LONART TABLET
Malaria is an infection that is transmitted by mosquito bites. Lonart effectively treats malaria by killing the malarial parasites. However, it should not be used to prevent malaria and should be taken only when prescribed by a doctor. This medicine makes you feel better within a few days of treatment. But, if you have fever, chills, muscle pain, or headache soon after you finish your treatment, this could be a sign that you still are infected with malaria. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice any such symptoms.
Refrain from taking any other medicines or antacids along with this medicine (unless advised by the doctor) as they may affect the absorption of this medicine. Do not use this medicine for treating any other condition without consulting your doctor.
HOW TO USE LONART TABLET
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor.
HOW LONART TABLET WORKS
Lonart is a combination of two antiparasitic medicines: Artemether and Lumefantrine, which treats malaria. These medicines work by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.