Treatment to Malarial infections

Biguanie/Paludrine

  • Destroys the tissue forms and can be used as a prophylactic drug

- Prophylactic dosage 300 mgs once a week

- For treatment 300 mgs daily for 5 to 10 days

  • Side effects of nausea and vomiting may occur

4-Aminoquinolines / Avloclor, Chloroquine, Resochin, Nivaquin, Arolon and Camaquin

  • Powerful schizonticidal drug acts on the asexual forms of plasmodium
  • Side effects of dizziness and sleeplessness occurs on excessive dosage

8-Aminoquinolines/Primaquine

  • Powerful gametocidal drug kills the the gametocytes
  • Toxic side effects of Cyanosis and black urine can occur and treatment as to be stopped immediately

Comments

moses odradria Thursday, January 5, 2012

this was wonderfully done

camaldina Sunday, February 6, 2011

Thanks for write-pus. Its very informative. You only talked about the treatment of malaria, but what about the treatment/avoidance of the Malaria Relapses, which is very important?

Most Popular on Medindia