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Table 1 Proportion of patients with suspected adverse drug reactions (SADRs) to various Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACT) in Lagos (2008).

From: Initial surveillance of suspected undesirable drug reactions to some Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) in Lagos, Nigeria

SADRs Artemisinin Monotherapy (number of reports=410) Artesunate-Mefloquine (number of reports=521) Artesunate-Amodiaquine (number of reports=961) Artemeter-Lumefantrine (number of reports=401) Dihydro artemisinin/SP (number of reports=642)
Anorexia 19 25 52 14 33
Tightening of chest 7 17 26 13 9
Rashes 10 21 28 20 55
Pruritis 6 22 39 16 28
Dizziness 33 48 93 32 39
Restlessness 35 35 79 24 29
Headache 39 31 51 25 37
General body pain 19 24 43 16 18
Weakness/fatigue 43 47 102 32 46
Vomiting 5 11 15 5 20
Abdominal discomfort 37 25 52 30 32
Insomnia 17 21 46 13 29
Swollen/blistered lips 9 6 10 11 46
Hallucination 3 17 16 9 14