The mainstay of treatment for malaria is chloroquine

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    The mainstay of treatment for malaria is 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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    Nov 12, 2006 Chloroquine cured malaria quickly and safely, at only pennies per treatment. But parasites became resistant. A new study shows that if chloroquine is taken out of use, parasites lose their resistance. Aralen chloroquine and Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine Aralen and Plaquenil are the first-line treatment for uncomplicated malaria without known drug resistance from Central America west of the. Chloroquine CQ has remained the first-line of treatment for P. vivax since the 1940s 2 and seemed to be universally effective until the first case of CQ-resistant P. vivax was reported from Papua New Guinea 3. There have been some reports of CQ resistance across the globe 4 but CQ remains the mainstay of treatment in most regions.

    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.

    The mainstay of treatment for malaria is chloroquine

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  3. Resistance to anti-malarials is a major challenge for effective malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa. This triggered a need for routine monitoring of the efficacy of the antimalarial drugs every two years in all malaria endemic countries. Chloroquine remained the drug of choice for the treatment of vivax malaria in Ethiopia.

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    Chloroquine is commonly under-dosed in the treatment of vivax malaria. Increasing the recommended dose to 30 mg/kg in children younger than 5 years could reduce substantially the risk of early recurrence when primaquine is not given. Chloroquine might be getting new life as an antiviral treatment for the novel coronavirus that emerged in Wuhan, China in late 2019 and has infected some 25,000 people in more than 25 countries. For decades, the drug was a front-line treatment and prophylactic for malaria. In many countries, chloroquine syrup is the mainstay of malaria treatment for children under five. Not only is syrup more expensive than tablets, adherence to the prescribed dose at home is a problem because mothers use wrongly sized measuring devices or have difficulty with the instructions.

     
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    Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Chloroquine Aralen is used for preventing and treating malaria and amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite.

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