Chloroquine for malaria prophylaxis dosing

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    Chloroquine for malaria prophylaxis dosing


    Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done. Contact the applicable plan provider for the most current information. D: Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available.

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    Aug 04, 2007 Chloroquine and proguanil, used alone or together, are the most commonly utilised drugs in prophylaxis against malaria. It is advised that prophylaxis must start 1 week before travel into an endemic area and should be continued for 4 weeks after return. The recommended dose of chloroquine for an adult is 300 mg once weekly and proguanil 200 mg. The standard chloroquine dose for treating malaria in adults is a one-time loading dose of 1000 mg, followed by 500 mg in six to eight hours. Then 500 mg is taken once a day for two more days. The standard dosage for malaria treatment in children is based on the child's weight. Chloroquine taken in the dose recommended for malaria prophylaxis can reduce the antibody response to primary immunization with intradermal human diploid-cell rabies vaccine. Praziquantel In a single-dose interaction study, Chloroquine has been reported to reduce the bioavailability of praziquantel.

    Active against erythrocytic forms of Plasmodium vivax & P. malariae and most strains of Plasmodium falciparum Precise mechanism not known Bioavailability: ~89% Peak plasma time: 1-2 hr Distributed widely in body tissues (eg, eyes, heart, kidneys, liver, lungs) where retention prolonged; crosses placenta; enters breast milk Partially in liver Half-life: 3-5 days Excretion: urine (~70% as unchanged drug); acidification of urine increases elimination Small amounts may be present in urine months following discontinuation of therapy The above information is provided for general informational and educational purposes only.

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  3. Against malaria. In what parts of the world can. chloroquine be used for prevention of malaria in travelers? There are only a few places left in the world where. chloroquine is still effective including parts of Central America and the Caribbean. CDC keeps track of all the places in the world where malaria transmission occurs and which malaria

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    When chloroquine, doxycycline, or mefloquine is used for primary prophylaxis, primaquine is usually taken during the last 2 weeks of postexposure prophylaxis. When atovaquone-proguanil is used for prophylaxis, primaquine may be taken during the final 7 days of atovaquone-proguanil, and then for an additional 7 days. The key with this kind of treatment is to try and prevent cells being infected in the first place so that only mild disease occurs, preventing hospitalisation. Because Chloroquine is cheap, abundant and low risk for short term dosage, it would be ideal as a single pill/weekly dose application to all contacts or people with cold like symptoms. Aralen chloroquine is an antimalarial drug used for the treatment of malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis. Common side effects are reduced hearing, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Dosage, drug interactions, and pregnancy and breastfeeding safety are provided.

     
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