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Table 1 Reported side effects of Artesunate-Amodiaquine

From: Factors influencing adverse events reporting within the health care system: the case of artemisinin-based combination treatments in northern Ghana

Side effect Quote
Body weakness “I was given artesunate-amodiaquine and when I started taking the drug I could not do anything because my whole body was weak” (IDI-29 year old male patient)
Vomiting and dizziness “Well, some patients vomit and there is dizziness as well, but it is the dizziness and the vomiting that I have heard a lot of people complained about. Some people complain of poor vision and difficulty to hear or they experience some noise in their ears” (IDI-38 year old health worker)
Chest pains “…When I took the artesunate-amodiaquine, I had chest pains and I vomited” (IDI-32 year old female patient)
Swollen testicles “…others especially the men have their testes and body swollen. We got this experience from our father who died of malaria. When it starts unless he takes akpetashie (type of wine prepared locally) (type of wine prepared locally) it will always be serious” (IDI-32 year old female patient)
Loss of appetite “When my child took the artesunate-amodiaquine, he was weak and could not open his eyes. For me, immediately I put it into my mouth, I become very weak… when I took it the first time, I lost appetite and I was also very weak” (IDI-26 year old Mother).
Shivering and poor vision “Some people complain of poor vision and difficulty to hear or they hear some noise in their ears” (IDI-36 year old health worker)