Artegan is a fixed combination of artemether (80 mg per tablet) and lumefantrine (480 mg/tablet).
In order to improve the absorption of the active ingredients, RIAMET should be taken with a meal or with a milk drink.
For administration to young children and infants, the tablet(s) may be crushed.
In adults and children 12 years of age or older, and weighing 35 kg or more, the total dose should be administered in 6 intakes of 4 tablets (i.e. 24 tablets) over a total duration of 60 hours as follows:
first dose at the time of diagnosis: 4 tablets;
then 5 intakes of 4 tablets 8, 24, 36, 48 and 60 hours after the first dose.
In children and infants weighing from 5 kg to less than 35 kg, the total recommended dose is 6 intakes of 1 to 3 tablets depending on body weight.