quinine in mild infection of chlor. res. P. falciparum
Last reviewed 01/2018
Seek expert advice.
Oral therapy is generally sufficient.
- quinine salt: 600 mg tds for one week
- areas of quinidine resistance: followed by treatment with either Fansidar or (if Fansidar-resistant) doxycycline
Note tetracycline should not be given to children under 12 years old or to pregnant mothers.
The summary of product characteristics should be consulted before prescribing the drugs prescribed.