Efficacy, Effect on Gametocytes and Tolerability of the Addition of Artesunate to Amodiaquine in Colombia
Randomised, Double Blind Clinical Trial of the Efficacy, Effect on Gametocytes and Tolerability of Amodiaquine Vs Amodiaquine Plus Artesunate in the Treatment of Uncomplicated P. Falciparum Malaria in Quibdo, Colombia
StatusCompleted No Results Posted
The primary goal of this study is to quantify the benefit of adding artesunate to amodiaquine in treating patients with uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria, in a low transmission area in Colombia. The benefit will be assessed in terms of:
Time of fever clearance
Time of parasite clearance
Proportion of gametocyte carriers
Inclusion Criteria: pure P. falciparum infection parasitaemia >500 and <50,000 asexual parasites/μL (subsequently the lower limit was modified to >250 asexual parasites/μL) age between 1 and 65 years old availability to return for follow-up Exclusion Criteria: Pregnancy history of allergy to the study drugs history of taken complete treatment with an antimalarial drug in the previous 72 hours or sulphas, clindamycin or tetracycline in the previous week have a medical history of untreated hypertension or chronic heart, kidney or liver disease present any danger signs of severe malaria.