Toxicity of chloroquine

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    Toxicity 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 has a very high volume of distribution, as it diffuses into the body's adipose tissue. Chloroquine and related quinines have been associated with cases of retinal toxicity, particularly when provided at higher doses for longer times. Commonly used on holidays in malaria prone destinations, chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine will not be over familiar to the emergency physician. However, it is one of the leading causes of drug overdose in malaria prone countries and also the occasional toddler has managed to consume the grandparents lupus or rheumatoid arthritis medication leading to lethal consequences. Chloroquine is a common antimalarial agent that often results in severe toxicity when taken in overdose. Chloroquine is structurally related to quinine and quinidine, and cardiotoxicity resulting from any of these agents can be indistinguishable. 111 The toxic to therapeutic ratio of chloroquine is low, and ingestions of as little as 300 mg by.

    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.

    Toxicity of chloroquine

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  4. Chloroquine is rapidly absorbed so there is little likelihood of activated charcoal having a clinically significant impact on toxicity. Furthermore, if the children develops coma or seizures following the administration of activated charcoal there is a significant risk of aspiration.

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    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. This article is from June 2011 and may contain outdated material. Download PDF. Many systemic medications may cause retinal toxicity. One such commonly used medication for dermatologic and rheumatologic inflammatory conditions is hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil, a chloroquine derivative. Chloroquine CQ is used to prevent and treat malaria and amebiasis, while hydroxychloroquine HCQ, a less toxic metabolite of chloroquine, is used to treat rheumatic diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus SLE, rheumatoid arthritis RA, juvenile idiopathic arthritis JIA and Sjogren's syndrome.

     
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    500 mg chloroquine phosphate (300 mg base) orally on the same day each week Comments: -If possible, suppressive therapy should start 2 weeks prior to exposure; if unable to start 2 weeks before exposure, an initial loading dose of 1 g chloroquine phosphate (600 mg base) may be taken orally in 2 divided doses, 6 hours apart. Aralen chloroquine Malaria Drug Side Effects & Dosage Medicines for the Prevention of Malaria While Traveling. Treating Lupus with Anti-Malarial Drugs Johns Hopkins Lupus.
     
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    Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs 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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