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Table 1 Available anti-malarial drugs and treatment costs in public, private, confessional health facilities and pharmacies

From: Treatment of malaria from monotherapy to artemisinin-based combination therapy by health professionals in rural health facilities in southern Cameroon

Available anti-malarial drugs Mean treatment costs (US $) in health facilities (HF) and private pharmacies
  Public HF Private HF Confessional HF Pharmacies
AQ oral solution 1.45 3.45 3.27 3.63
AQ 200 mg/tablet 0.22 1.09 0.81 NA
Arsucam® (AS/AQ) NA 7.63 NA 7.36
Arsumax® (AS) NA 5.45 2.20 5.54
Artesiane® oral solution NA 5.81 NA 6.18
CQ 250 mg/tablet NA NA 0.72 NA
Cotecxin® oral solution NA 5.81 5.81 6.78
Fansidar® (SP 525 mg) 0.18 0.90 0.54 1.63
Halfan® oral solution NA 6.72 6.72 6.72
Halfan® 250 mg/tablet NA 6.36 6.18 6.32
Plasmotrim® 50 mg/rectal form NA 4.36 NA 4.45
Quinine 100 mg/100 ml 2.20 NA NA NA
Quinine 100 mg/tablet 0.90 1.81 1.45 NA
Quinine 200 mg/tablet 1.09 NA 1.63 NA
Quinine 300 mg/tablet 1.27 2.00 2.00 1.45
Injectable quinine 400 mg 3.00 5.45 4.36 NA
Injectable quinine 600 mg 2.63 5.45 6.54 NA
Injectable Quinimax® 500 mg 4.36 5.45 NA 4.54
  1. NB: all drugs available were not prescribed and therefore, some in the tables are not mentioned in the results.
  2. AQ: amodiaquine; AS: artesunate; CQ: chloroquine; NA: not available.
  3. Artesiane®: artesunate; Cotecxin®: DiHydroartemisinin; Fansidar®: sulphadoxine/pyrimethamine (SP); Halfan®: halofantrine; Plasmotrim®: artesunate suppositories; Quinimax®: quinine.