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:
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
Is intrarectal quinine as effective as intravenous quinine for people with malaria? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, April 2005