Pharmacokinetics, efficacy and toxicity of parenteral halofantrine in uncomplicated malaria.
1 The pharmacokinetics, efficacy and toxicity of a new parenteral formulation of halofantrine hydrochloride were evaluated in 12 adults with acute uncomplicated falciparum malaria and nine adults who attended in convalescence. 2 Intravenous halofantrine (1 mg kg(-1) infused in 1 h) was given every 8 h for a total of three doses in the acute study. Halofantrine cleared parasitaemia rapidly in all but one patient, with a mean (s.d.) parasite clearance time of 71 (29) h. Convalescent patients re...Expand abstract
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