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Medications for 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 Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
artemether / lumefantrine 9.7 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: artemether / lumefantrine systemic

Brand name:  Coartem

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

Coartem 9.7 7 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: artemether / lumefantrine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

hydroxychloroquine Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Brand name:  Plaquenil

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

mefloquine 2.8 6 reviews
Rx B N

Generic name: mefloquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

doxycycline 8.0 5 reviews
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Vibramycin, Doxy 100, Doryx, Monodox, Morgidox, Oraxyl, Doryx MPC …show all

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

chloroquine 10 1 review
Rx N N

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Malarone 5.5 4 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Plaquenil Rate Add review
Rx N N

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

clindamycin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

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

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

atovaquone / proguanil 4.6 5 reviews
Rx C N

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Brand names:  Malarone, Malarone Pediatric

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

primaquine 0.0 1 review
Rx N N

Generic name: primaquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Vibramycin Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doxy 100 10 1 review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

atovaquone 10 1 review
Rx C N

Generic name: atovaquone systemic

Brand name:  Mepron

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Doryx Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Monodox Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Morgidox Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Oraxyl Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

quinidine Rate Add review
Rx C N

Generic name: quinidine systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

Cleocin Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Doryx MPC Rate Add review
Rx D N X

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cleocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

Cleocin Pediatric Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

Cleocin Phosphate Rate Add review
Rx B N

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

artesunate Rate Add review
Rx N

Generic name: artesunate systemic

Drug class: 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.

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Symptoms and treatments

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Rating For ratings, users were asked how effective they found the medicine while considering positive/adverse effects and ease of use (1 = not effective, 10 = most effective).
Activity Activity is based on recent site visitor activity relative to other medications in the list.
Rx Prescription only.
OTC Over-the-counter.
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over-the-counter.
Off-label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
EUA An Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) allows the FDA to authorize unapproved medical products or unapproved uses of approved medical products to be used in a declared public health emergency when there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.
Pregnancy Category
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 (CSA) Schedule
M The drug has multiple schedules. The schedule may depend on the exact dosage form or strength of the medication.
U CSA Schedule is unknown.
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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