Quinine dihydrochloride (10 mg or, in two patients, a loading dose of 20 mg kg-1) was infused intravenously over 4 h in ten severely ill but conscious women with falciparum malaria complicating the third trimester of pregnancy. Plasma quinine concentrations, measured spectrophotofluorimetrically after benzene extraction, fitted closely a single exponential decline after the intravenous infusion. These data were therefore fitted to a one compartment model: total apparent volume of distribution...Expand abstract
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Quinine pharmacokinetics and toxicity in pregnant and lactating women with falciparum malaria.
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