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Qualaquin Uses

How Does Qualaquin Work?

Qualaquin treats malaria by killing the Plasmodium parasite. Although it is not entirely known how it does this, it is thought that the medication prevents Plasmodium from using blood glucose for energy and from making proteins and nucleic acid, which are essential for the parasite to live.
 

Can Children Use It?

This medication is not approved for use in people younger than 16 years of age, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group.
 

Off-Label Uses for Qualaquin

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Qualaquin for something other than malaria treatment (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Some off-label uses of Qualaquin may include:
 
  • Babesiosis, an infection caused by the parasite Babesia
  • Malaria caused by a Plasmodium species other than Plasmodium falciparum.
     

Qualaquin Medication Information

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