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Your monthly Coartem cost savings if eligible

With our assistance, you could access the Coartem patient assistance program and obtain your medication for free. We only charge a flat monthly fee of $49 per medication for our services.

Am I eligible for Coartem patient assistance?

We review each Coartem enrollment application individually to determine if you are eligible. Each assistance program has its own eligibility criteria and the factors considered by most programs are:

  • I am a permanent, legal resident of the United States or Puerto Rico
  • I am uninsured or my insurance doesn’t cover my medication
  • I meet certain income eligibility requirements

How do I apply for the Coartem patient assistance program?

Our process makes it as easy as possible to apply for the Coartem patient assistance program. Begin by completing the enrollment application form on our website. Tell us about any medications that you are taking, including Coartem. You must also provide details about your healthcare provider, your insurance plan, and your household income. This is required by the pharmaceutical manufacturers who will supply the medication, so it is important to make sure this information is accurate and up to date.

We will review the information that you have provided to determine whether you are eligible for patient assistance. If we can pre-qualify you for assistance, NiceRx will handle the full enrollment process on your behalf. If you are approved by the pharmaceutical company, you will typically start receiving your medication in 6 – 8 weeks.

Is NiceRx a Coartem coupons provider?

NiceRx is not a Coartem coupon, Coartem discount card, or Coartem copay card provider. We do not offer Coartem manufacturer coupons, Coartem discounts, rebates, Coartem savings cards, trial offers, or free Coartem samples. We are a service provider that helps eligible individuals access the Coartem patient assistance program.

Can NiceRx help me get Coartem if I have insurance?

NiceRx may be able to help you get Coartem if:

  • You have a high copay or coinsurance responsibility for Coartem
  • Your insurance company will not pay for your Coartem prescription
  • Your healthcare plan does not cover Coartem medication
  • You do not have insurance

Please apply online to find out if we can help you.

How much is Coartem with insurance?

The cost of Coartem with insurance will depend on the terms of your healthcare plan. Your healthcare provider or pharmacist will be able to calculate your copay with your current insurance. Contact them to find out more.

How much does Coartem cost without insurance?

Coartem prices without insurance will vary depending on how much you buy. Prices will also vary by retailer. As a guide, Coartem tablets (20 mg – 120 mg) will cost around $140 for 24 tablets.

What is Coartem?

Coartem contains the prescription medicines artemether and lumefantrine. Artemether and lumefantrine are classed as antimalarial treatments that stop the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Malaria is caused by parasites entering the body through the bite of mosquitoes. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.

Coartem is used to treat non-severe malaria in patients at least 2 months old, weighing 5 kg or more. Coartem is seen to be effective in geographical areas where chloroquine is not effective against malaria. It may be used alone or in combination with other medicines. Coartem is used only to treat malaria, not to prevent it.

Coartem active ingredients

Coartem tablets contain artemether and lumefantrine in a ratio of 1:6 parts. Artemether is changed chemically in the body into a more active version of itself. The antimalarial action of artemether and its chemically more active version has been shown to be due to endoperoxide moiety. Exactly how lumefantrine works as an antimalarial is not fully understood. However, artemether and lumefantrine have both been shown to block the production of protein and nucleic acid.

You should take Coartem exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Take Coartem with food, milk, pudding, oatmeal, or broth. You can crush and mix the tablet with 1 or 2 teaspoons of water to allow it to be swallowed more easily. For a young child, you can crush and mix the tablet with infant formula. Eating normally as soon as possible helps your body to absorb the medication better. If you are sick (vomit) within 1 hour after taking this medication you should take another dose. If you continue vomiting or you cannot eat, speak to your doctor. Coartem is usually given in 6 doses over 3 days. The dose you take is based on your weight and age. It is important to note that no medicine is 100% effective in treating malaria.

Coartem side effects

The most common side effects caused by Coartem include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fever, cough, feeling tired or weak
  • Stiffness or pain in your muscles and joints
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite

In rare instances, Coartem can cause more serious side effects. These can include:

  • Worsening of malaria symptoms
  • Severe vomiting
  • Unable to eat
  • Increased heart rate
  • Feeling light-headed or faint
  • Skin rash

Your doctor will assess the benefits of using Coartem against your risk of side effects.

Coartem drug interactions

Coartem can interact with other medications. These include:

  • Treatments for an irregular heartbeat – amiodarone, dronedarone, disopyramide
  • Antibiotics for bacterial infection – clarithromycin, erythromycin, gatifloxacin, sparfloxacin
  • Treatments for mood disorders such as schizophrenia – clozapine, haloperidol
  • Anti-viral treatments – amprenavir, atazanavir, boceprevir, ritonavir
  • Treatments for multiple sclerosis – fingolimod, ozanimod, siponimod
  • Antifungal treatments – ketoconazole, itraconazole
  • Anticonvulsants for the treatment of seizures – carbamazepine, phenobarbital, phenytoin

This list is not exhaustive and other drugs may interact with Coartem.

Coartem warning and precautions

You should not use Coartem if you:

  • Are allergic to the active ingredient artemether or lumefantrine
  • Are allergic to any of the other ingredients in Coartem
  • Are a child weighing less than 11 pounds

Talk to your doctor before using Coartem if you:

  • Are taking any of the medications that could interact with Coartem
  • Have had heart disease
  • Have a family history of long QT syndrome
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have low levels of potassium or magnesium in your blood
  • Are pregnant or are planning to become pregnant
  • Are breastfeeding or are planning to breastfeed

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The content on this website is intended for information purposes only. It does not constitute medical advice. The information on this website should not be relied upon and is not a substitute for professional medical advice. You should always speak to your doctor regarding the risks and benefits of any treatment.