Review: could Coartem cause Borreliosis?


Borreliosis is reported only by a few people who take Coartem. We study 71 people who have side effects while taking Coartem from FDA and social media. Among them, 1 have Borreliosis. 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 Coartem 83 users)


Borreliosis (infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to the genus borreliae) has been reported by people with injection site nodule, pancreatitis, hair loss, injection site erythema, heart palpitations (latest reports from 1,529 Borreliosis patients).

On Jul, 28, 2016

71 people reported to have side effects when taking Coartem.
Among them, 1 person (1.41%) has Borreliosis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coartem cause Borreliosis?

Time on Coartem when people have Borreliosis *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 100 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Borreliosis when taking Coartem *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

Age of people who have Borreliosis when taking Coartem *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Severity if Borreliosis when taking Coartem **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 100 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Stomach Acid Test (1 person)
  • Sleep Apnoea Syndrome (1 person)
  • Pain Management (1 person)
  • Lyme Disease - Chronic Persistent (1 person)
  • Lyme Disease (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Oxycontin (1 person)
  • Nuvigil (1 person)
  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate (1 person)
  • Fluconazole (1 person)
  • Aspirin (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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