Effect of oral contraceptive steroids on the clinical course of malaria infection and on the pharmacokinetics of mefloquine in Thai women.

6 healthy Thai women volunteers who regularly used oral contraceptives (OCs) and 12 Thai women patients with falciparum malaria, 6 of whom also were using OCs, participated in this study designed to evaluate the results of an investigation of the pharmacokinetics of mefloquine, an effective treatment for multidrug-resistant malaria, and the clinical course… (More)