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Medications for Malaria

Drugs associated with Malaria

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

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

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Coartem Rx 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

 
artemether / lumefantrine Rx C N 4 reviews
9.0

Generic name: artemether / lumefantrine systemic

Brand name:  Coartem

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Malarone Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
mefloquine Rx B N 2 reviews
1.0

Generic name: mefloquine systemic

Brand name:  Lariam

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
chloroquine Rx N N Add review
10

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Brand names:  Aralen, Aralen Phosphate

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Plaquenil Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
doxycycline Rx D N X 4 reviews
7.0

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Brand names:  Doxy 100, Doryx, Vibramycin, Monodox, Morgidox, Vibra-Tabs, Doxy 200, Ocudox, Oraxyl

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Doxy 100 Rx 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 Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: primaquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Aralen Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: chloroquine systemic

Drug class: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
clindamycin Rx B N Add review Add

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

 
Lariam Rx B N 1 review
1.0

Generic name: mefloquine systemic

Drug class: antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
atovaquone Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: atovaquone systemic

Brand name:  Mepron

Drug class: miscellaneous antibiotics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Doryx Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cleocin Rx B N Add review Add

Generic name: clindamycin systemic

Drug class: lincomycin derivatives

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
hydroxychloroquine Rx N N Add review Add

Generic name: hydroxychloroquine systemic

Brand name:  Plaquenil

Drug class: antirheumatics, antimalarial quinolines

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Vibramycin Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
atovaquone / proguanil Rx C N 1 review
10

Generic name: atovaquone / proguanil systemic

Brand names:  Malarone, Malarone Pediatric

Drug class: antimalarial combinations

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

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

 
Monodox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cardioquin Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: quinidine systemic

Drug class: group I antiarrhythmics

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Morgidox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Vibra-Tabs Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Doxy 200 Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
Ocudox Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Oraxyl Rx D N X Add review Add

Generic name: doxycycline systemic

Drug class: tetracyclines, miscellaneous antimalarials

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

 
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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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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 of the drug 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 of the drug 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 of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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