RateADrug.com Logo The users guide
to prescription drugs
and supplements
Finding the right
medication is important
Let RateADrug help.
  • Evaluate your current medication
  • Compare conventional and alternative therapies
  • Get information without drug company bias
 Home |Compare Treatments |Evaluate Your Treatment |Symptom Feedback |Drugs A to Z |Supplements A to Z |More Tools
Search for a Treatment  
Find Treatments by Condition       
Browse by name:
Aa-Ab | Ac | Ad-Ak | Al | Am | An-Ap | Aq-Ar | As-Az  Hide
Ba-Bd | Be-Bh | Bi-Bo | Bp-Br | Bs-Bz  Hide
Ca | Cb-Ce | Cf-Ch | Ci | Cj-Cl | Cm-Co | Cp-Cz  Hide
Da-Dd | De | Df-Di |Dj-Do | Dp-Dz  Hide
Ea-El | Em-Ep | Eq-Es | Et | Eu-Ez  Hide
Fa-Fd | Fe-Fh | Fi-Fk | Fl | Fm-Ft | Fu-Fz  Hide
Ha-He | Hf-Hz  Hide
Ia-Il | Im-In | Io-Ip | Iq-Iz  Hide
La-Ld | Le| Lf-Ln| Lo | Lp-Lz  Hide
Na | Nb-Nh | Ni | Nj-Nz  Hide
Oa-Op | Oq-Ow | Ox-Oz  Hide
Pa | Pb-Pe | Pf-Ph | Pi | Pj-Pr | Ps-Pz  Hide
Ra-Rd | Re | Rf-Rz  Hide
Ta-Td | Te | Tf-Th | Ti | Tj-Tq | Tra-Tri | Trj-Tz  Hide
Compare Treatments
Search by Condition
submit to reddit Delicious

Malaria treatment

Malaria is caused by a parasite most commonly transmitted by mosquitos. Typically patients with malaria present with severe flu-like symptoms, although symptoms will vary slightly depending on the species of parasite. Malaria can be life-threatening, it is most prevalent in underdevloped countries and predominantly effects children.
Malaria is caused by one of four different species of parasites from the genus Plasmodium. An individual obtains this parasite after being bitten by an Anopheles mosquito. There have also been cases reported in which transmission through blood transfusion and infected needles has occurred. In addition transplacental infection has been documented.
Chloroquine is used for prophylaxis (it is however not always effective). There are also preventative measures when in areas that are of high risk for malarial infections such as wearing clothes over the entire body, using mosquito nets while sleeping, using insecticides and satying in doors between dusk and dawn.
Common Symptoms
The primary symptoms of malaria are chills and fever. There is a cycle that occurs: uncontrolable shaking (chill) for 10-15 minutes, followed by a spike in temperature up to 40˚C, and finally when the fever breaks (2-20 horus later) there is a period of profuse sweating. This cycle continues at regular intervals (depending on the species). Other symptoms may include severe hedache, fatigue, nausea View more...
Rare Symptoms
Long term infection with a malarial organism may lead to damage to the liver or spleen causing splenomegaly, jaundice and liver complications.
Traditional Treatment
Chloroquine, Quinine, Tetracyclin, Clindamycin, Mefloquin, Primaquine, Sulfadoxone/ Pyrimethamine. Depending on the severity of the case patients may also need IV fluids, red blood cell transfusions, and kidney dialysis.
Alternative Treatment
Halofantrine and Qiinghaosu (a chinese herb).
Treatment Comparison
Choose a Condition:
Show results for:
BrandsEffectivenessHolistic BenefitsSide
Number of Ratings
8.7 6.59 3.52 10 Get Info
8 6.85 5.23 3 Get Info
7.8 5.2 0 5 Get Info
3 4.14 6.41 5 Get Info
0 0 0 0 Get Info
-1.67 1.8 3.63 3 Get Info
View All About these Scores Get Your Score
Research and Development
Currently researchers are trying to develop a vaccine for malaria. Researchers are having some difficutly due to the complex life cycle of malaria.
Malaria Treatments
(Shown in order of most frequently rated)
24 Drugs
12 Supplements
Famous People with Eating Disorders
SmallMary Kate Olsen.jpg

Mary Kate Olsen

Mary Kate Olsen has struggled with depression, ADD and the eating disorder anorexia nervosa.


Elton John

Elton John has had several health conditions over the years, including drug addictions, eating disorders, and recently swine flu.


Brittany Murphy

Thirty-two year old actress dies from cardiac arrest. She had type 2 diabetes and a thyroid condition, and it has been rumored that she also had a drug problem.


Lynn Redgrave

Lynn Redgrave earned an OBE for her many services to drama, but she battled with bulimia and then breast cancer, too.

For Your Health

Affiliates click here

Directory of Sponsored Services

Health begins with Knowledge. Visit our sponsors on your journey to a healthier, happier life.

Patient Resources

Legal / Regulatory Notices

Health Practitioners

Wellness Products

Clinical Trials / Research


Medication Name: