Is chloroquine a quinolone

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    Is chloroquine a quinolone


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    The FDA is strengthening its warning that a popular class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones may cause sudden, serious, and potentially permanent nerve damage known as peripheral neuropathy. One older anti-malarial drug, Chloroquine, was discovered in 1934 at Bayer laboratories. In fact the origins of the quinolone class are from the use of chloroquine as an antimalarial. A compound isolated from the commercial preparation of chloroquine was modified to produce the first marketed quinolone, nalidixic acid. But the switch from the original chloroquine impurity which had a quinolone structure to naldixic acid which is a 1,8-naphthyridone has been mysterious. What this new paper shows, though, is that quinolones had already been identified as potential antibacterials in three patents from ICI, which seem to be almost forgotten now.

    The most serious adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after hydroxychloroquine use is discontinued. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea.

    Is chloroquine a quinolone

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    Antimalarial quinolines are used to prevent and treat malaria. During the blood stages of the life cycle of malaria parasite the parasite needs to degrade hemoglobin. Hemoglobin digestion releases free heme that is toxic to the parasite, so it is then polymerised to non toxic hemozoin. The quinolones also referred to as fluoroquinolones are a family of synthetic broad-spectrum antibiotics. The term quinolones refers to potent synthetic chemotherapeutic antibacterials the first generation of which was derived from an attempt to create a synthetic form of chloroquine, which was used to treat malaria during World War II. The quinolone and fluoroquinolone groups, which represent a synthetic class of antibiotics, inhibit DNA gyrase and have broad-spectrum activity. The first quinolone discovered was chloroquine, used primarily for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

     
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    Keep using this medicine for the full treatment time, even if you feel better after the first few doses. Chloroquine Dosage Guide with Precautions - Hydroxychloroquine - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions. Hydroxychloroquine Dosage - Malaria Home Page
     
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