For many years the treatment of malaria in Africa has relied on chloroquine, sulfadoxine combined with pyrimethamine, and quinine , with the latter being used mainly to treat severe cases.
The cinchona tree contains more than 20 alkaloids of which quinine and quinidine are the most important.
But quinine may not be the best antimalarial treatment.
Other important alkaloids are caffeine, ricinine, and quinine .
He was treated with intravenous doxycycline in a dosage of 100 mg twice daily and oral quinine in a dosage of 650 mg twice daily for three days.
Her treatment was changed to intravenous quinine 600 mg every 12 hours, and she was transferred to the local intensive care unit.
One of the gold standard therapies for a long time was a drug called quinine , and that was a medication that was used for prophylaxis against malaria.
I believe at that time we were taking a variant of quinine called mepacrine, a little yellow pill which turned us a delicate shade of buttercup, and when we went on leave our friends and relatives thought we had jaundice.
Whether artemisinins given by any route should be replacing quinine as the initial treatment of choice for severe malaria in Africa remains an open question.
Some people drink tonic water with quinine to get the drug without the prescription.