Which medications are used to treat acute uncomplicated malaria?

Updated: Apr 26, 2019
  • Author: Thomas E Herchline, MD; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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In the United States, artemether and lumefantrine tablets (Coartem) can be used to treat acute uncomplicated malaria. Artesunate, a form of artemisinin that can be used intravenously, is available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Other combinations, such as atovaquone and proguanil HCL (Malarone) or quinine in combination with doxycycline or clindamycin, remain highly efficacious.


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