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Table 6 Adverse events noted in patients treated with suppositories and parenteral treatment, by treatment group.

From: Rectal artemisinins for malaria: a review of efficacy and safety from individual patient data in clinical studies

  Rectal artemisinin Non-rectal artemisinin comparator Non-artemisinin comparator (quinine) TOTAL
Total no. patients included in analysis 786 253 123 1162
Total no. (%) of patients in whom one or more adverse event reported 140 (18) 24 (9) 30 (24) 194
Total no. of adverse events: 196 43 67 306
Classification (aetiology):     
Possibly drug-related 37 14 27 78
Not likely to be drug related 105 28 40 173
Unable to be classified 54 1 0 55
Classification of possibly drug-related events according to body system:     
   Generalised 11 1 0 12
   Neurological 1 1 7 9
   Digestive 18 10 8 36
   Urogenital 1 1 0 2
   Haemopoetic 3 1 4 8
   Special senses (hearing) 3 0 5 8
   Other 0 0 3 3