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Substitutes of Quinine

April 17th, 2008 · No Comments ·

Intro | Chemistry | Sources | Affects History | History affects  | Poor Countries | Undesired Effects  | Substitutes | Conclusion

Over the past few decades, chloroquine-resistant strains of the malaria parasite have spread very rapidly. This has reduced the effectiveness of chloroquine and other quinine related drugs.

Drugs like fansidar, and mefloquine are often used as substitutes.

These drugs, however, are highly toxic with, sometimes, allarming side effects.

Therefore, quinine still remains one of the leading drugs for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

Tags: Quinine