Chloroquine prophylactic therapy

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    Chloroquine prophylactic therapy


    I don't know that we've seen the formal research yet on treatment of symptomatic patients, but given the mode of action and supposed efficacy on the outcomes of more seriously ill patients that China is claiming, wouldn't that possibly also work as a prophylactic agent? Whether or not that is a good idea is a public health policy question - you would push the virus to mutate a lot faster like Malaria has if used as prophylaxis vs if you saved it only for already isolated sick patients - but it might be very effective with known contacts in early outbreaks to improve early quarantine effect of those exposed.

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    Usual Adult Dose for Malaria Prophylaxis. 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. Before using chloroquine for prophylaxis, it should be ascertained whether chloroquine is appropriate for use in the region to be visited by the traveler. Chloroquine should not be used for treatment of P. falciparum infections acquired in areas of chloroquine resistance or malaria occurring in patients where chloroquine prophylaxis has failed. Find patient medical information for Chloroquine Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.

    Anyone heard anything about this, or have speculation on if that would be effective at the more tolerable malaria prophylaxis dose (or the accelerated loading dose maybe). And, it's possible to OD on Chloroquine if you don't follow the directions, or have un-diagnosed mild or moderate G6PD deficiency or certain other conditions, which has to be considered, and the drug clears from your system very slowly.

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  7. Weigh the benefit of chloroquine prophylaxis or treatment of malaria against the potential risk to the fetus, and consider the drug's potential to remain in the body for several months after discontinuation of therapy.29758 In humans at recommended doses for prophylaxis and treatment of malaria, observational studies as well as a meta.

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    Malaria chemoprophylaxis is not prescribable on FP10. Chloroquine and proguanil can be bought over the counter. Mefloquine, doxycycline, and Malarone® require a private prescription. Chloroquine. Chloroquine is used for the prophylaxis of malaria in areas of the world where the risk of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria is still low. 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. Chloroquine is related in structure to quinine but more potent against Plasmodium falciparum, ovale, malariae and vivax, and better tolerated than quinine. Chloroquine remains the first choice of antimalarial prophylaxis as well as treatment. Chloroquine is available in tablets of 250 and 500 mg in generic forms and under the brand name Aralen.

     
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