Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

Can Artemether or Lumefantrine be given to a 6GPD deficient patient suffering from malaria ?

I am 6GPD deficient and my son is also 6GPD deficient. He is 1 and half year old. He is suffering from fever . Doctor has given him anti malaria medicine. My question is that is a 6GPD deficient patient can have malaria, and, if yes then can he be given Artemether / Lumefantrine to curb it.
Asked On : Mon, 23 May 2011
Answers:  1 Views:  121
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response
g6pd deficiency can protect malaria but partiallly only not ccomplete.
only primaquine has serious hemolysis effect
other anti malarial are safe but to be used under observation to cope up any emergency.
artemether and lumefantrine are safe to use
better to discuss with ur doctor
Answered: Mon, 23 May 2011
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor