Malaria treatment

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 27, 2017
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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

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camaldina

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?

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