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This book reported the study on efficacy and safety of chloroquine-chlorpheniramine and halofantrine in malaria paediatric patient.
88 children with acute symptomatic uncomplicated malaria were randomised to receive chloroquine-chlorpheniramine (45) or halofantrine (43).
All the children were monitored daily (clinical and parasitological examinations) for 8 days then weekly for 2 weeks.Fever and other symptoms cleared faster in halofantrine group within 8 days.
The malaria parasites also cleared faster in children that received halofantrine when compared with chloroquine-chlorpheniramine group within 8 days.However there was no significant difference between chloroquine-chlorpheniramine and halofantrine groups in both symptoms and parasite clearance at 14th day.
Halofantrine group had intravascular haemolysis and abdominal pain with or without vomiting while chloroquine-chlorpheniramine group had pruritus as major side effects.
FA Fehintola holds MBBS(1989)&MSc Pharmacology(1999) degrees ofUniversity of Ibadan.He is a fellow of National Postgraduate Medical College,Nigeria (Clinical Pharmacology)2000.
He had been a Lecturer(1999)& Consultant Clinical Pharmacologist(2001) to University of Ibadan&University College Hospital& published tens of articles in reputable journals
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