Prompt diagnosis and treatment of malaria results in most patients making a successful recovery. The treatment of malaria is dependent upon factors including:

  • Patient characteristics
  • Species of malaria involved
  • Which country the infection occurred in
  • Whether preventative antimalarial medication was used
  • Severity of symptoms

Malaria treatment normally involves the use of medications such as Clindamycin, Quinine, Chloroquine, Doxycycline, Mefloquine and Atovaquone/Proguanil. Generally these medications are given by mouth however in severe cases intravenous administration may be required.

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Authored Dec 22, 2017 by Joseph Issac, MPharm
Reviewed Jun 17, 2021 by Prabjeet Saundh, MPharm