The effectiveness of methylene blue (MB) combined with pyrimethamine (PYR), chloroquine (CQ) or quinine
(Q) was examined in a classical four-day suppressive test against a causative agent of rodent malaria, Plasmodium berghei
. A marked potentiation was observed when MB was administered at a non-curative dose of 15 mg/kg/dayin combination with PYR (0.19 mg/kg/day) or Q (25 mg/kg/day). No synergy was found between MB (15 mg/Kg) and CQ (0.75 mg/Kg). Our results suggest that the combination of MB with PYR or Q may improve the efficacy of these
currently used antimalarial drugs.