Antimalarials are prescribed to prevent malaria, an infectious disease transmitted by mosquito bites. Antimalarials may also be used to treat acute attacks of malaria. They work by inhibiting the growth of the parasites. Commonly prescribed antimalarials include Malarone (atovaquone, proguanil), Mefloquine (mefloquine) and Aralen (chloroquine phosphate).
Drugs classified as Antimalarials are frequently used to treat the following conditions:
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