When should prophylactic chloroquine be taken

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  1. Boris Shramko Well-Known Member

    When should prophylactic chloroquine be taken


    I would appreciate feedback on the reasoning outlined below. I have convinced myself that it makes sense, but am looking for independent feedback and have been struggling to get it.

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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. Chloroquine should not be used for therapy of P. falciparum infections from areas of chloroquine resistance or malaria occurring in patients the place chloroquine prophylaxis has failed. Despite the rising reports as a result of resistance of parasite to chloroquine in some components of the world. this drug stays one of the frequent to. Chloroquine should not be taken for prophylaxis by patients with a history of epilepsy. Precautions If the condition of the patient deteriorates after administration of chloroquine, resistance must be suspected and quinine must be administered intravenously as an emergency measure.

    , etc.), or provide argument why this is a dumb idea. I would greatly appreciate it if someone could knit-pick this with a fine tooth comb and try and find some mistake I've made (off by a order of magnitude?

    When should prophylactic chloroquine be taken

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  7. Both adults and children should take one dose of chloroquine per week starting at least 1 week before traveling to the area where malaria transmission occurs. They should take one dose per week while there, and for 4 consecutive weeks after leaving. The weekly dosage for adults is 300mg base 500mg salt.

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    How should I take chloroquine? Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take chloroquine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. To prevent malaria Start taking the medicine 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Chloroquine is usually taken once per week on the same day each week. To prevent malaria, take chloroquine once weekly on the same day each week, or as directed by your doctor. Start this medication usually 1 to 2 weeks before you enter the malarious area, continue. Chloroquine is currently administered orally when used as a prophylaxis for malaria, as well as for the treatment of chronic autoimmune diseases. For malaria prophylaxis, 500 mg is typically administered orally two weeks before, during, and up to 8 weeks after exposure to an endemic area, taken as a weekly dose.

     
  8. Olegman Well-Known Member

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    Chloroquine is the generic form of the brand-name prescription medicine Aralen, which is used to prevent and treat malaria — a mosquito-borne disease caused by a parasite — and to treat amebiasis, an infection of the intestines caused by a parasite. Chloroquine Indications, Side Effects, Warnings - Chloroquine Aralen - Side Effects, Dosage, Interactions - Drugs Side Effects of Aralen Chloroquine, Warnings, Uses
     
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