Is intrarectal quinine as effective as intravenous quinine for people with malaria? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, April 2005
Each Evidence Update is a 2-page summary of a Cochrane Review of healthcare interventions relevant to people in low-income and middle-income countries.
This Evidence Update is adapted from Eisenhut M, Omari AAA. Intrarectal quinine for treating Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD004009. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD004009.pub2
It is not known whether intrarectal quinine is as effective as giving the drug intravenously.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2