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Artemether; Lumefantrine

Popular Brands: : Coartem, Artemether; Lumefantrine
Official FDA Reports401
Social Media Events11
Total Posts123
Avg. Review Score4.78/ 5
Active Ingredients
  • Artemether; Lumefantrine
Approved Uses *

* Extracted from Drug Label

Brands and Other Names
Manufacturers
  • Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp

  This report is for all products sharing this active ingredient. For more details, please use our Workbench for research on individual brands like Coartem.

* Extracted from FDA Adverse Event Report

Explanation

The quarterly trend chart illustrates changing levels of adverse events over time. Results from both the FDA Adverse Event Database (FAERS) and adverse events extracted from social media by Druginformer are plotted side-by-side for easy comparison.


The proportion of people completing user reviews who complained about a side effect.

The proportion of social media adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.

The proportion of FAERS (FDA) adverse event complaints for each adverse event type.


Artemether; Lumefantrine Side Effects

  Social Media
(Online Comments)
FAERS
(Reports Submitted to FDA)
Side Effect On Drug
Label
Overall
Alarm
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Reports
Alarm Reports % of
Reports
Alarm

* DrugInformer calculates alarm using a proprietary algorithm. Alarm should not be taken as an ofiicial signal from the FDA or other regulatory entity.


User Voices

The following are comments from users that experienced side effects while taking Artemether; Lumefantrine

Chest Pain

... three days of 4 tabs of coartem twice a day. followed by two weeks off everything. Then I start the cycle again The first few cycles I did herx pretty bad - esp chest pains and tiredness and focus p...


Source: forums/lyme-disease-support-forums/gen...

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Somnolence

... of 4 tabs of coartem twice a day. followed by two weeks off everything. Then I start the cycle again The first few cycles I did herx pretty bad - esp chest pains and tiredness and focus problems. I...


Source: forums/lyme-disease-support-forums/gen...

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Headache

... chest pains and tiredness and focus problems. I also had itchy eyes (go figure). However I too thought the coartem was easier to take than the artemesinin which gave me bad headaches in the temple. ...


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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on October 7, 2013 @ 12:00 am

It cured malaria very fast.

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on March 28, 2013 @ 12:00 am

Excelle

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Anonymous in drugs.com on May 28, 2012 @ 12:00 am

Coartem is used to treat malaria, a disease caused by an anopheles mosquito. It works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells. Do not use Coartem to prevent malaria but use ...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By ThoughtsBrainsNoggins?ref=nf in facebook.com on July 15, 2015 @ 12:00 am

July 14 at 9:35pm · DRUG INTERACTIONS: See also How to Use section.Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not cont...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By SocietyforMaternalFetalMedicin... in facebook.com on July 12, 2015 @ 12:00 am

July 12 · RTC suggests artemether-lumefantrine regimen has lower side effects when treating ‪#‎malaria‬ in pregnancy @IJGOlive http://ow.ly/Pu3xCA randomized trial of artesunate-amo...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By MamaletteNG?ref=nf in facebook.com on June 21, 2015 @ 12:00 am

June 21 · A Mamalette would like to know. My wonderful mothers, pls is it advisable to take chloroquine in first trimester. Pls urgent advice is needed. Doctor prescribe it for malaria treatment bu...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Johnny44 in mdjunction.com on June 3, 2015 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By Bettyg in mdjunction.com on May 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

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Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By LymeMom569 in mdjunction.com on May 24, 2015 @ 12:00 am

17 Year old with Lyme - want to do intensive treatment before college...Went to Envita - and got concerned with their lack of follow through...Have done 3 months IPT with great success - relapsed afte...

Druginformer Identified Side Effects: None

Posted By supercjclinicaldiary in facebook.com on May 17, 2015 @ 12:00 am

May 16 · □ Herbal Medications □ "Concoctions" of Doom The recent explosion in the quest for Alternative Medicine is alarming to say the least. No doubt, plants and herbs harbour a great...


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* Warning: The facts and figures contained in these reports are accurate to the best of our capability; however, our metrics are only meant to augment your medical knowledge, and should never be used as the sole basis for selecting a new medication. As with any medical decision, be sure to work with your doctor to ensure the best choices are made for your condition.

* About FAERS: The FDA Adverse Event Reporting System (FAERS) is used by FDA for activities such as looking for new safety concerns that might be related to a marketed product, evaluating a manufacturer's compliance to reporting regulations and responding to outside requests for information. Reporting of adverse events is a voluntary process, and not every report is sent to FDA and entered into FAERS. The FAERS database may contain duplicate reports, the report quality is variable, and many factors may influence reporting (e.g., media attention, length of time a drug is marketed, market share). For these reasons, FAERS case reports cannot be used to calculate incidence or estimates of risk for a particular product or compare risks between products.