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Review: could Coartem cause Borreliosis (Lyme disease)?

Summary: Borreliosis is reported only by a few people who take Coartem.

We study 72 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 has active ingredients of artemether; lumefantrine. It is often used in malaria. (latest outcomes from 84 Coartem users)


Borreliosis (infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus borreliae) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteopenia, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 1,610 Borreliosis patients)

On Feb, 5, 2015: 72 people reported to have side effects when taking Coartem. Among them, 1 people (1.39%) 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 (2 years 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.


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