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Table 2 Reasons of incomplete and incorrect intake of Artemether–lumefantrine treatment among uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria patients in AsgedeTsimbla district, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 178)

From: Artemether–lumefantrin treatment adherence among uncomplicated plasmodium falciparum malaria patients, visiting public health facilities in AsgedeTsimbla district, Tigray, Ethiopia: a cross-sectional study

  Frequency n (%)
Why tablet left over (incomplete intake)  
Felt better before treatment course finished 34 (27)
Simply forgot 24 (19)
Shared with others 16 (12.7)
Vomited/repeated after vomiting 16 (12.7)
Side effects experienced 11 (8.7)
Tablets had bitter taste 10 (8)
Too many tablets 8 (6.3)
Not improved 4 (3.2)
Alcohol drunk 3 (2.4)
Why tablet was taken incorrectly (dose timing)  
Did not understand the instruction 58 (50.4)
Simply forgot 32 (27.8)
Side effects experienced 12 (10.4)
Being out-of-home for long time 13 (11.3)