Chloroquine treatment for malaria

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  1. Huanita Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine treatment for malaria


    Begin 1-2 days before travel, daily during travel, and for 7 days after leaving. Chloroquine has long been used in the treatment or prevention of malaria from Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, excluding the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum, for it started to develop widespread resistance to it.

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    Chloroquine is a 70-year-old treatment for malaria the key to beating coronavirus? Doctors in France offer glimmer of hope as they reveal a positive result from treatment. Chloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites in countries where malaria is common. Malaria parasites can enter the body through these mosquito bites, and then live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver. The coronavirus disease 2019 COVID-19 virus is spreading rapidly, and scientists are endeavoring to discover drugs for its efficacious treatment in China. Chloroquine phosphate, an old drug for treatment of malaria, is shown to have apparent efficacy and acceptable safety against COVID-19 associated pneumonia in multicenter clinical trials conducted in China.

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

    Chloroquine treatment for malaria

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  5. Considerations when choosing a drug for malaria prophylaxis Recommendations for drugs to prevent malaria differ by country of travel and can be found in Malaria Information by Country. Recommended drugs for each country are listed in alphabetical order and have comparable efficacy in that country.

    • CDC - Malaria - Travelers - Choosing a Drug to Prevent Malaria.
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    • Malaria Treatment and Prevention Everyday Health.

    Malaria is treated with antimalarial drugs and measures to control symptoms, including medications to control fever, antiseizure medications when needed, fluids and electrolytes. The type of medications that are used to treat malaria depends on the severity of the disease and the likelihood of chloroquine resistance. Chloroquine may be used throughout pregnancy for the prophylaxis and treatment of malaria. If chloroquine resistance of the parasite is likely or has been demonstrated, other drugs must be used. Malaria treatment oral To treat malaria in adults, one dose of oral chloroquine is usually given right away. Then, half the dose is taken six to eight hours later. This is typically followed by half the dose once a day for the next two days. Amebiasis treatment oral To treat amebiasis in adults.

     
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    Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Plaquenil may interact with acetaminophen, cancer medications, tuberculosis medications, birth control pills or hormone replacement therapy, arthritis medications, ACE inhibitors, antibiotics, antifungals, cholesterol medications, HIV/AIDS medications, NSAIDs non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or seizure medications. Tell your doctor all medications you use.

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