The pharmacokinetic properties of mefloquine hydrochloride (15 mg base kg -1) were studied in 12 Karen children (five girls, seven boys) aged between 5 and 10 years presenting with uncomplicated falciparum malaria. The drug was well tolerated. Mean (s.d.) peak blood drug concentrations of 2031 (831) ng ml-1 were reached in a median of 8 (range 6-24) h. Mean (s.d.) estimates for oral clearance and mean residence time were 0.52 (0.27) ml min -1 kg -1 and 15.3 (4.7) days, respectively. These val...Expand abstract
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Mefloquine pharmacokinetics and resistance in children with acute falciparum malaria.
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