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Common Coartem Side Effects


The most commonly reported Coartem side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Dyspnoea (7)
Respiratory Distress (4)
Pyrexia (4)
Pneumonia (3)
Cough (3)
Convulsion (3)
Abortion Incomplete (2)
Haemolysis (2)
Abdominal Pain (2)
Confusional State (2)
Paraplegia (2)
Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased (2)
Abortion Spontaneous (2)
Stevens-johnson Syndrome (2)
Pulmonary Oedema (2)
Pruritus (2)
Skin Lesion (2)
Swelling Face (2)
Vaginal Haemorrhage (2)
Vomiting (2)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Coartem Side Effects Reported to FDA



Coartem Side Effect Report#9823006
Neuropathy Peripheral, Otitis Media
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: lyme disease,babesiosis, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Neuropathy Peripheral, Otitis Media after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Neuropathy Peripheral side effect.
Coartem Side Effect Report#9490790
Coombs Positive Haemolytic Anaemia, Pyrexia
This report suggests a potential Coartem Coombs Positive Haemolytic Anaemia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 55-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from IT was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: plasmodium falciparum infection and used Coartem (dosage: For 3 Days) starting NS. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Coombs Positive Haemolytic Anaemia, PyrexiaAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Coombs Positive Haemolytic Anaemia, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#9099851
Neonatal Asphyxia, Respiratory Distress, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy
This Neonatal Asphyxia problem was reported by a health professional from FR. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Nov 12, 2007 this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: (maternal Dose:04 Df)). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Neonatal Asphyxia, Respiratory Distress, Foetal Exposure During PregnancyThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Neonatal Asphyxia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8875551
Eyelid Oedema, Eyelid Ptosis, Swelling Face, Dizziness, Headache
This Eyelid Oedema side effect was reported by a physician from CI. A 51-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: malaria.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Doliprane
.After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Eyelid Oedema, Eyelid Ptosis, Swelling Face, Dizziness, HeadacheThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8842142
Abortion Incomplete, Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Exposure During Pregnancy
This is a report of a 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UG, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: malaria, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: 4 By Day, start time:
Oct 07, 2012), combined with:
  • Paracetamol
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abortion Incomplete, Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Exposure During Pregnancy after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Abortion Incomplete side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8842142
Abortion Incomplete, Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Abortion Spontaneous, Maternal Exposure During Pregnancy
This report suggests a potential Coartem Abortion Incomplete side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 26-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UG was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: malaria and used Coartem (dosage: 4 By Day) starting
Oct 07, 2012. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Abortion Incomplete, Abdominal Pain, Vaginal Haemorrhage, Abortion Spontaneous, Maternal Exposure During PregnancyAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Paracetamol
The patient was hospitalized. Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Abortion Incomplete, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8828057
Urinary Retention, Physical Examination Abnormal
This Urinary Retention problem was reported by a health professional from IN. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: malaria. On NS this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Urinary Retention, Physical Examination AbnormalAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Urinary Retention, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8675906
Haemolytic Anaemia, Haptoglobin Decreased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Toxicity To Various Agents, Protein Total Increased, Pancytopenia, Thrombocytopenia, Tremor
This Haemolytic Anaemia side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 28-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: malaria.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: 20 Mg Artemether And 120 Mg Benflumetol/ 6 Doses), which was initiated on
Dec 12, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quinine (648 Mg, Q8h)
.After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Haemolytic Anaemia, Haptoglobin Decreased, Blood Bilirubin Increased, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Toxicity To Various Agents, Protein Total Increased, Pancytopenia, Thrombocytopenia, TremorThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#8050458-4
Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Oedema
This is a report of a male patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: pyrexia,fluid replacement, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 23, 2010), combined with:
  • Albumin (human)
  • Gentamicin
  • Ampicillin
  • Albumin (human)
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Respiratory Failure, Pulmonary Oedema after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in male patients, resulting in Respiratory Failure side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7463546-8
Haemolysis, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Plasmodium Falciparum Infection, Haemoglobin Decreased
This report suggests a potential Coartem Haemolysis side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 8-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from France was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Coartem (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Haemolysis, Blood Lactate Dehydrogenase Increased, Plasmodium Falciparum Infection, Haemoglobin DecreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Haemolysis, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7424630-8
Pulmonary Oedema
This Pulmonary Oedema problem was reported by a physician from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: pyrexia,fluid replacement. On
Sep 23, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Human Albumin Immuno 5%
  • Human Albumin Immuno 5%
  • Ampicillin
  • Gentamicin
When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pulmonary OedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pulmonary Oedema, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7322967-4
Haemolysis
This Haemolysis side effect was reported by a physician from Cameroon. A 12-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: HaemolysisThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7145105-X
Joint Stiffness, Meningitis, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pyrexia
This is a report of a female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: 2 Tablets Bid X 3/7, start time:
May 16, 2009), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Joint Stiffness, Meningitis, Musculoskeletal Stiffness, Pyrexia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Joint Stiffness side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7139331-3
Muscle Twitching
This report suggests a potential Coartem Muscle Twitching side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 2-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: malaria and used Coartem (dosage: NA) starting NS. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Muscle TwitchingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Muscle Twitching, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7139330-1
Dyspnoea, Eyelid Oedema
This Dyspnoea problem was reported by a health professional from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A 13-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: malaria. On NS this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dyspnoea, Eyelid OedemaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dyspnoea, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7139322-2
Dyspnoea
This Dyspnoea side effect was reported by a health professional from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A 46-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: malaria.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7139320-9
Dyspnoea, Vomiting
This is a report of a 12-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: malaria, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dyspnoea, Vomiting after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Dyspnoea side effect.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137787-3
Amnesia, Confusional State, Fatigue, Pruritus, Urticaria
This report suggests a potential Coartem Amnesia side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 32-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Coartem (dosage: 4 Tablets Bid, For 3 Days In A Week) starting
Jul 01, 2009. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Amnesia, Confusional State, Fatigue, Pruritus, UrticariaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Panadol
Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Amnesia, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137786-1
Pruritus, Rash, Skin Exfoliation
This Pruritus problem was reported by a health professional from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On
Oct 01, 2009 this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: 2 Tablets Twice Daily For 3/7). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Panadol (500 Mg, Unk)
When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pruritus, Rash, Skin ExfoliationThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pruritus, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137785-X
Abortion Spontaneous, Antepartum Haemorrhage, Cachexia, Foetal Hypokinesia, Malaise, Stillbirth, Swelling Face
This Abortion Spontaneous side effect was reported by a physician from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A 26-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: Unk), which was initiated on
Oct 21, 2009. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quinine (Unk)
  • Paracetamol (Unk)
.After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abortion Spontaneous, Antepartum Haemorrhage, Cachexia, Foetal Hypokinesia, Malaise, Stillbirth, Swelling FaceThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137779-4
Condition Aggravated, Convulsion, Cough, Dyspnoea, Malaria, Somnolence
This is a report of a 4-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: Unk, start time:
Apr 06, 2008), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Condition Aggravated, Convulsion, Cough, Dyspnoea, Malaria, Somnolence after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Condition Aggravated side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137778-2
Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Pneumonia, Pyrexia, Respiratory Distress, Vomiting
This report suggests a potential Coartem Diarrhoea side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Coartem (dosage: 5 Single Tablets) starting
Feb 27, 2008. After starting Coartem the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Diarrhoea, Dyspnoea, Pneumonia, Pyrexia, Respiratory Distress, VomitingAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Coartem demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Diarrhoea, may still occur.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137407-8
Paraplegia
This Paraplegia problem was reported by a health professional from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A 17-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: malaria. On NS this consumer started treatment with Coartem (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Coartem, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: ParaplegiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Paraplegia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137406-6
Convulsion, Cough, Dyspnoea
This Convulsion side effect was reported by a health professional from Tanzania, United Republic Of. A 4-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: malaria.The patient was prescribed Coartem (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Quinine
.After starting to take Coartem the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Convulsion, Cough, DyspnoeaThese side effects may potentially be related to Coartem.
Coartem Side Effect Report#7137399-1
Pneumonia, Respiratory Distress
This is a report of a 1-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from Tanzania, United Republic Of, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: malaria, who was treated with Coartem (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Amoxicillin
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Pneumonia, Respiratory Distress after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Coartem treatment in female patients, resulting in Pneumonia side effect.


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    Coartem Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0078-0568
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameCOARTEM
    Nameartemether and lumefantrine
    Dosage FormTABLET
    RouteORAL
    On market since20090407
    LabelerNovartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation
    Active Ingredient(s)ARTEMETHER; LUMEFANTRINE
    Strength(s)20; 120
    Unit(s)mg/1; mg/1
    Pharma ClassAntimalarial [EPC],Antimalarial [EPC]

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    Side Effects reported to FDA: 34

    Coartem safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 9

    Reported hospitalizations: 12

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