Plasma and whole blood mefloquine concentrations during treatment of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria with the combination mefloquine-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine.
Mefloquine-sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (MSP) in combination has proved effective against multiple-drug-resistant falciparum malaria, but nothing is known about mefloquine absorption when it is given in this formulation. Nine Thai patients, aged 15-51 years with uncomplicated chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria, took 11.2-16.7 mg of mefloquine base per kilogram bodyweight as MSP tablets. All patients responded to treatment with fever and parasite clearance times of 61 +/- 29 h (mean +/- s....Expand abstract
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