Indications of chloroquine

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    Indications of 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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    Chloroquine injection is used in acute attacks of malaria when the patient is unable to swallow. CONTRA-INDICATIONS Care is needed in administering chloroquine to patients with impaired liver or renal function or with porphyria. Chloroquine is a 9-aminoquinoline known since 1934. Apart from its well-known antimalarial effects, the drug has interesting biochemical properties that might be applied against some viral infections. Chloroquine exerts direct antiviral effects, inhibiting pH-dependent steps of the replication of several viruses including members of the flaviviruses, retroviruses, and coronaviruses. Its best. Patients in whom chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine have failed to prevent or cure clinical malaria or parasitemia, or patients who acquired malaria in a geographic area where chloroquine resistance is known to occur should be treated with another form of antimalarial therapy see. INDICATIONS AND USAGE – Malaria. and. WARNINGS.

    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.

    Indications of chloroquine

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  5. Chloroquine is generally a safe and effective medication. However, as this eMedTV page explains, there are some cases in which it should be avoided. This article lists a few of the contraindications for chloroquine and provides a link to more details.

    • Contraindications for Chloroquine.
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    Chloroquine phosphate may cause an upset stomach. Take chloroquine phosphate with food. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully, and ask your doctor or pharmacist to explain any part you do not understand. Use chloroquine phosphate exactly as directed. Do not use more or less of it or use it more often than prescribed by your. Chloroquine works best when you take it on a regular schedule. For example, if you are taking it once a week to prevent malaria, it is best to take it on the same day of each week. Make sure that you do not miss any doses. If you have any questions about this, check with your doctor. Therapeutic action – Antimalarial. Indications – Treatment of malaria due to P. vivax, P. ovale and P. malariae – Treatment of uncomplicated falciparum malaria, only in areas where P. falciparum is still sensitive to chloroquine Central America, Haiti and Dominican Republic

     
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