Is quinghao effective for malaria treatment? If so, how much quantity a patient will consume?
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"Uses of Sweet Wormwood
Review of the medical literature supports the clinical efficacy of artemisinin and its derivatives against all forms of human malaria, particularly Plasmodium falciparum . Other reported pharmacological activities include cytotoxicity against cancer cells, and antibacterial and antifungal activity."
"Sweet Wormwood Dosing
Clinical trial and World Health Organization (WHO) documentation include oral and intravenous dosage forms of artesunate. Parenteral preparations are available for oil-soluble artemether and the newly marketed artemotil. Numerous dosage regimens are available, but WHO recently approved riamet ( Coartem ), lumefantrine 120 mg combined with artemether 20 mg. Treatment includes administering 4 tablets initially, repeating dosage in 8 hours, and then taking twice daily for the next 2 days. The combination has proven to be effective, with reported cure rates up to 98%."
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