Which drugs are effective for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria during pregnancy? Evidence Update, Malaria Series, March 2006.
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 Orton L, Garner P. Drugs for treating uncomplicated falciparum malaria in pregnant women. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2005, Issue 3. Art. No.: CD004912. DOI: 10.1002/14651858. CD004912.pub2.
Artesunate plus mefloquine is more effective than quinine in South-East Asia; generally there is insufficient reliable evidence on malaria treatment in pregnancy.
Effective Health Care Alliance Programme Consortium, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK, pp.2