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