Adults (age > 16 years) for uncomplicated malaria: a single dose of 4 tablets (total dose 1,000 mg artemisinin /400 mg naphthoquine). Children: 25mg artemisinin/10mg naphthoquine per kg / body weight.
NB: To be taken before meals or aftermeals (~2 h post-prandial) but not with a meal.
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╬The artemisinin / naphthoquine combination offers a novel advantage over existing ACTs as it can be administered as a single oral dose
╬A single oral dose administration of artemisinin / naphtho- quine combination is equally effective and safe as the 3- day treatment withartemether-lumefantrine combination and other existing ACTs.