antimalarial drugs

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Antimalarial drugs are used either for prophylaxis or treatment of malaria.

Prophylactic agents:

  • chloroquine
  • mefloquine
  • proguanil
  • pyrimethamine with dapsone (Maloprim)

Treatment of malaria:

  • quinine
  • chloroquine (not for falciparum malaria)
  • mefloquine
  • primaquine
  • pyrimethamine with sulfadoxine (Fansidar)

Last reviewed 01/2018