Coartem is an antimalarial medication with the combined active ingredients of artemether and lumefantrine. These chemicals work together to kill malaria parasites that are living inside of red blood cells. Malaria is contracted from mosquito bites, typically during travels to countries outside of the United States. The United States Center for Disease Control has a comprehensive list of recommendations for avoiding and treating malaria.
Drug Name: Coartem
Generic name: Artemether and lumefantrine