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‘Camoquin’ is a brand name for an anti-malaria drug called Amodiaquine. The label on the bottle claims that this drug can prevent and treat all types of malaria. There has been some controversy over the use of this drug. During the 1980s a number of patients had severe side effects, such as toxic hepatitis, a condition which fatally lowers the body’s immune system. The drug is no longer prescribed.

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Glossary: bottle

Vessels having a neck and mouth considerably narrower than the body, used for packaging and containing liquid and dry preparations

Glossary: anti-malarial drug

Drugs that are taken to prevent or cure malaria. Treatments can be preventative, or as therapy to cure malarial infection.

Glossary: malaria

Parasitic disease transmitted by certain kinds of mosquito. Malaria is characterized by fever and enlargement of the spleen. Each year, there are approximately 515 million cases of malaria, killing between one and three million people.