28 Side Effects of Malaria Medications

All drugs have side effects and malaria drugs are no different.

To avoid unnecessary side effects always use malaria medications wisely. Always confirm it’s malaria by testing before treating malaria.

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Here are a few side effects that are known to be associated with antimalarial drugs.

Common side effects

Loss of appetite

Difficulty sleeping

Sleepiness,

Cough,

Nausea,

Stomach pain,

Weakness,

Tiredness.

Uncommon side effects

Acute bronchitis,

Gastroenteritis,

Oral thrush,

Decrease in red blood cell count (anaemia),

Hypoglycaemia (low blood sugar),

Hallucination,

Tingling and numbness of the limbs,

Yellowing of the eye,

Dizziness,

Heart rhythm disorders,

Diarrhoea and vomiting,

Itching, rashes, swelling of the face,

Skin disorders, joint pain,

Swelling of the limbs (oedema),

Fever

Low number of white blood cells (which can make you more prone to infections)

Potentially severe disturbances of liver function,

Eye disorders

and many more.

Use malaria medications wisely. Always test before treating malaria

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