What is Malaria?

Malaria is a disease caused by parasites carried around by mosquitoes. Symptoms include headache, fever, fatigue, back pain, perspiration, coughing, nausea, and vomiting.

Treatment for malaria includes taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat malaria are antimalarials, antirheumatics, antifolate antimalarials, and tetracycline antibodies.

Savings Tips for Malaria

  • FDA Safety Alert: Stronger Warning for Mefloquine

    August 09, 2013

    The FDA recently ruled that the malaria drug mefloquine¬†will now require a boxed safety warning on its labeling. A boxed warning or “black box warning” is the most serious warning regarding potential side effects.

    Mefloquine is used for the treatment or prevention of malaria, a parasitic disease transmitted through mosquito bites. The CDC reports that on average there are 1500 cases of malaria in the United States each year, resulting in about 5 deaths a year. See More

  • The Travelers Medicine Cabinet: What Meds Should You Bring on Your Trip?

    August 06, 2012

    Whether you are travelling to Peru, Tanzania, Indonesia or Puerto Vallarta, among other exotic locations you will likely visit your doctor or travel clinic to see what you need before your trip.

    In addition to the necessary vaccines (which you can find on the CDC Travelers’ Health website http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.htm) here are some things you should think about having with you before you leave. See More

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Popular Malaria Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Tetracycline Antibiotics 33 See Prices
Tetracycline Antibiotics 34 See Prices
Antirheumatics 95 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Malaria Drug Classes

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