Brand Names : Halfan
Halofantrine (ha-loe-FAN-trin) belongs to a group of medicines known as
antimalarials. It is used to treat malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted
by the bite of a mosquito.
Malaria transmission occurs in large areas of Central and South America,
Hispaniola, sub-Saharan Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, the
Middle East, and Oceania. Country-specific information on malaria can be obtained
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) or from the CDC's
web site at http://www.cdc.gov/travel/yellowbk
This medicine may cause serious side effects. Therefore, it usually is
used to treat serious malaria infections in areas where it is known that other
medicines may not work.
Halofantrine is available only with your doctor's prescription, in the
following dosage forms:
Oral suspension (United Kingdom)
Tablets (U.S. and United Kingdom)
Some commonly used brand names are:
In the U.S. -
† Not commercially available in Canada.