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Table 3 Proposed weight-based and age-based dosing of primaquine

From: Development of weight and age-based dosing of daily primaquine for radical cure of vivax malaria

Weight-based dosing Age-based dosing
Bodyweight (kg) Primaquine daily dosea (mg) Primaquine daily dosea (mg/kg/day) Age (years) Primaquine daily dosea (mg) Primaquine daily dosea (mg/kg/day)
5–7 5 0.71–1.00 < 1b 5 0.43–1.00
8–16 7.5 0.47–0.94 1–5 7.5 0.34–1.25
17–40 15 0.38–0.88 6–14 15 0.28–1.30
41–80 30 0.37–0.73 ≥ 15 30 0.35–1.11
81–100 45 0.45–0.56    
  1. aDaily dose based on a 14-day regimen
  2. bThe lowest age-band is proposed for infants is 6 months to 11 months of age