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Medications for Malaria

About Malaria:  A parasitic disease characterized by fever, chills, and anemia.

Drugs Used to Treat Malaria

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
artemether / lumefantrine C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: artemether / lumefantrine systemic

Brand name:  Coartem

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

Coartem C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: artemether / lumefantrine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Malarone C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Plaquenil N N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

doxycycline D N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Monodox, Morgidox, Vibra-Tabs, Doryx MPC, Ocudox, Oraxyl …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

mefloquine B N 5 reviews
3.0

Generic name: mefloquine systemic

Brand name:  Lariam

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

chloroquine N N Add review
10

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Brand names:  Aralen, Aralen Phosphate

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

atovaquone / proguanil C N 3 reviews
7.0

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Brand names:  Malarone, Malarone Pediatric

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

hydroxychloroquine N N Add review Rate

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Brand name:  Plaquenil

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

clindamycin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Brand names:  Cleocin, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin HCl …show all

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Doxy 100 D N X 1 review
10

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

primaquine N N Add review Rate

Generic name: primaquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Aralen N N Add review Rate

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

atovaquone C N 1 review
10

Generic name: atovaquone systemic

Brand name:  Mepron

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions,

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Lariam B N 4 reviews
4.0

Generic name: mefloquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Doryx D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cleocin B N Add review Rate

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Vibramycin D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Monodox D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cardioquin C N Add review Rate

Generic name: quinidine systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Morgidox D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Vibra-Tabs D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cleocin Pediatric B N Add review Rate

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doryx MPC D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Ocudox D N X Add review Rate

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

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Alternative treatments for Malaria

The following products are considered to be alternative treatments or natural remedies for Malaria. Their efficacy may not have been scientifically tested to the same degree as the drugs listed in the table above. However there may be historical, cultural or anecdotal evidence linking their use to the treatment of Malaria.

Learn more about Malaria

Micromedex® Care Notes

Symptoms and treatments

Mayo Clinic Reference

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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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