Home » Pharmaceutical Drugs » Prescription Drugs » Antimalarial Drugs

Antimalarial Drugs

Prescription Drugs   Non-Prescription Drugs

Anti-malarial drugs are medicines that prevent or treat malaria.

Anti-malarial drugs treat or prevent malaria, a disease that occurs in tropical, subtropical, and some temperate regions of the world. The disease is caused by a parasite, Plasmodium, which belongs to a group of one-celled organisms known as protozoa. The only way to get malaria is to be bitten by a certain type of mosquito that has bitten someone who has the disease.

Anti-malarial Drugs are available only with a physician's prescription. They come in tablet, capsule, and injectable forms. Among the commonly used Anti-malarial Drugs are Chloroquine, Mefloquine, Primaquine, Pyrimethamine, and Quinine.