Drug information about chloroquine

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  1. HitroSov Well-Known Member

    Drug information about chloroquine


    Chloroquine has been extensively used in mass drug administrations, which may have contributed to the emergence and spread of resistance. It is recommended to check if chloroquine is still effective in the region prior to using it.

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    Since Chloroquine phosphate tablets are known to concentrate in the liver, it should be used with caution in patients with hepatic disease or alcoholism or in conjunction with known hepatotoxic drugs. Central Nervous System Effects Chloroquine may increase the risk of convulsions in patients with a history of epilepsy. Drug Interactions Chloroquine is an aminoquinoline used for the prevention and therapy of malaria. It is also effective in extraintestinal amebiasis and as an antiinflammatory agent for therapy of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. Chloroquine is not associated with serum enzyme elevations and is an extremely rare cause of clinically apparent acute liver injury. Mar 16, 2020 Is chloroquine a cure for coronavirus? Some scientists are touting the efficacy of the drug in preliminary studies, but are also noting that much more research needs to be done before confirming.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against treatment of malaria with chloroquine alone due to more effective combinations. In areas where resistance is present, other antimalarials, such as mefloquine or atovaquone, may be used instead.

    Drug information about chloroquine

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  5. Drug interactions Antacids - may reduce absorption of chloroquine. Kaolin - may reduce absorption of chloroquine. Cimetidine - may inhibit metabolism of chloroquine; increasing levels of chloroquine in the body. Ampicillin - levels may be reduced by chloroquine. Cyclosporine - levels may be.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is widely used in the treatment of post-Lyme arthritis. Effects of chloroquine on viral infections an old drug. Antimalarials for Rheumatic Conditions - Quinacrine, Chloroquine Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis
     
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  8. Aliner XenForo Moderator

    Guidelines for Treatment of Malaria in the United States. New Guinea or Indonesia should be treated with chloroquine, if patient does not respond, treatment should be changed to cover chloroquine-resistant P. vivax and CDC should be notified immediately Malaria Hotline number listed

    CDC - Malaria - Diagnosis & Treatment United States.