Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Arakoda
  2. Krintafel


Tafenoquine is used to prevent malaria. It is also used to prevent malaria from coming back after treatment (relapse) in patients who are receiving chloroquine treatment for acute malaria.

Tafenoquine belongs to a group of medicines, called antiprotozoals. It works by treating malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito. It also prevents the development of the blood forms of the parasite, which are responsible for the relapse.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet