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Medications for Malaria

A parasitic disease characterized by fever, chills, and anemia.

Drugs used to treat Malaria

The medications listed below are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

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Drug name Rating Reviews Activity ? Rx/OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol
artemether / lumefantrine 8.9 9 reviews for artemether / lumefantrine to treat Malaria
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 for Coartem to treat Malaria
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 names:
Plaquenil, Sovuna
Drug class:
antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
chloroquine 10 1 review for chloroquine to treat Malaria
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
doxycycline 8.0 5 reviews for doxycycline to treat Malaria
Rx D N X
Generic name:
doxycycline systemic
Brand names:
Doxy 100, Vibramycin, Doryx, Monodox, Oraxyl, Doryx MPC
Drug class:
tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
mefloquine 2.8 6 reviews for mefloquine to treat Malaria
Rx B N
Generic name:
mefloquine systemic
Drug class:
antimalarial quinolines
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Malarone 5.5 4 reviews for Malarone to treat Malaria
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
artesunate 10 1 review for artesunate to treat Malaria
Rx N
Generic name:
artesunate systemic
Drug class:
miscellaneous antimalarials
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
atovaquone / proguanil 4.6 5 reviews for atovaquone / proguanil to treat Malaria
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
clindamycin Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Brand names:
Cleocin, Cleocin Pediatric, Cleocin Phosphate, Cleocin HCl
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information
Doxy 100 10 1 review for Doxy 100 to treat Malaria
Rx D N X
Generic name:
doxycycline systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
For professionals:
Prescribing Information
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
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
primaquine Rate Add 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
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
Oraxyl Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
doxycycline systemic
Drug class:
tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
atovaquone 10 1 review for atovaquone to treat Malaria
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 MPC Rate Add review
Rx D N X
Generic name:
doxycycline systemic
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
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
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
Cleocin HCl Rate Add review
Rx B N
Generic name:
clindamycin systemic
Drug class:
lincomycin derivatives
For consumers:
dosage, interactions, side effects
Sovuna 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

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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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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.
Expanded Access Expanded Access is a potential pathway for a patient with a serious or immediately life-threatening disease or condition to gain access to an investigational medical product (drug, biologic, or medical device) for treatment outside of clinical trials when no comparable or satisfactory alternative therapy options are available.
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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