Halofantrine 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.
Source : drugs.com
Halofantrine is a commonly prescribed drug used to treat severe malaria. It was first marketed in 1998, and was widely used - treating more than 20 million patients up to 2005. (ref. ) Sold under the brand names Halfan and others. It has a large range of adverse side effects - including severe interactions with grapefruit juice - and is not currently licenced for use in the US or UK.
Its mechanism of action is unknown.
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