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Review: could Coartem cause Borreliosis (Lyme disease)?

We study 69 people who have side effects while taking Coartem from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Borreliosis and more.

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Coartem (latest outcomes from 79 users) has active ingredients of artemether; lumefantrine. It is often used in malaria.


Borreliosis (infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus borreliae) (latest reports from 4,300 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteopenia, stress and anxiety.

On Sep, 22, 2014: 68 people reported to have side effects when taking Coartem. Among them, 1 people (1.47%) has Borreliosis.

Trend of Borreliosis in Coartem reports

Time on Coartem when people have Borreliosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

Gender of people who have Borreliosis when taking Coartem * :


Age of people who have Borreliosis when taking Coartem * :


Severity of Borreliosis when taking Coartem ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

How people recovered from Borreliosis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diuretic effect (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Lyme disease (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Lyme disease - chronic persistent (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Heart disease congenital (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Healthy living (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Furosemide (1 people, 100.00%)
  2. Fluconazole (1 people, 100.00%)
  3. Hydroxyzine pamoate (1 people, 100.00%)
  4. Aspirin (1 people, 100.00%)
  5. Vitamin b12 (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Bailey on Jun, 15, 2013:

    My daughter is a 14 yr old female and has suffers from Lyme disease and arthritis. We have tried several arthritis medications before starting Lyme Treatment (Methotrexate, Prednisone, & Enbrel. We have been treated for lyme with multiple antibiotics. (Doxycycline, Riphampin, Bactrum, & Omnicief) We have talked to the Rheumatologist and she recommends starting Enbrel again. The lyme dr doesn't want to send the lyme into "overdrive" because the Enbrel is a immune surpressing drug.
    All i want is for my daughter to feel better! Please help!


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I also have Waldenstrom's Disease -- a rare blood disorder. I am not on medication for this disorder.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I was on Lupron for six months for treatment of endometriosis. It did not help. I experienced heavier more painful cycles as well as menopausal symptoms. 4 months after my last lupron shot doctors discovered my thyroid levels were tripple normal values. No one in my family had hyperthyroidism and i have been monitored for it due to the fact that i have big eyes since childhood and have always been normal. Desperate for answers..thanks...


    Summer on Jan, 7, 2013:

    It is very unfortunate that most doctors are improperly treating Endometriosis patients with hormones and/or hysterectomy. It has been proven that those methods do not help or cure Endometriosis. They only make it worse. Oral Contraceptives or Hormone Therapy only effect ovarian estrogen production. Endometriosis growths produce estrogen on their own and the hormone therapies do not effect that (they only effect estrogen production in the ovaries. And hysterectomy does not stop Endometriosis from growing either. As Endometriosis is independent from the ovaries and uterus. Pain medication also often times does not relieve the pain from Endometriosis. The best way to treat (there is no cure) Endometriosis is to excise the growths. Not just some of it, but all of it. This takes a very skilled and knowledgeable surgeon. Especially if the Endometriosis is effecting the bowels, intestines, bladder, or other organs. Reconstructive surgery of the organs may be needed. Endometriosis can also be fatal in some patients as it can lead to organ obstruction or cancer. Birth Control Pills, Depot, Hormone Therapy, and/or Hysterectomy DO NOT help Endometriosis patients. Endometriosis is a very serious condition and more needs to be done to ensure that patients receive prompt and proper care. Doctors need to become more educated about Endometriosis and surgeons need more training to be skilled enough to properly excise the growths. This is a life-altering disease and more can and should be done to improve the quality of life for Endometriosis patients.


    Summer Sims on Jan, 24, 2013:

    My gynecologist found a 12 cm. uterine fibroid attached to my outer uterus in May of 2012. I was causing a lot of problems for me and was continuing to grow so we knew we would have to undergo surgery to remove it. This is where I was introduced to Lupron Depot injections. My doctor recommend that we shrink the fibroid before removing it to avoid excessive bleeding. I received a monthly injection on Lupron for six months and successfully removed it in November of 2012. It has been a over 3 months since my last injection and I've been experiencing some very uncomfortable effects such as insomnia, anxiety, light headedness, and heart palpitations. I do have a history of anxiety as well. I was just wondering if anyone knew if these symptoms I'm experiencing are withdrawals of the Lupron. I would be so grateful for any advice or information. My husband and I want to have a baby and I really want to fix this problem so we can move forward with this. Thank you!


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