|The new ASAQ combination offers a very simple prescription
|In the child’s upper hand, the single ASAQ tablet per day shown in comparison with the lower hand containing 4 tablets needed per day with former treatments||In the adult’s lower hand, the 2 ASAQ tablets per day dosing is shown in comparison with the upper hand holding 8 tablets needed per day with former treatments|
| The needs of children, the primary victims of malaria, are specifically addressed by ASAQ. To optimize dosing for each age range, and to avoid over- and under-dosing, three different presentations are available for children between 2 months and 13 years of age.
All age groups have treatment regimens of once-a-day dosing for 3 days: 1 tablet/day for children up to 13 years of age (≤35 kg) or 2 tablets/day for adolescents aged 14 years and above and adults (≥36 kg).
Tablets are small: 8 mm diameter for infants, 10 mm for young children, and 13 mm for children. They are also easy to crush and can be administered with liquids or semi-liquid food.