What family of drugs does chloroquine belong to

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  1. abb Well-Known Member

    What family of drugs does chloroquine belong to


    Although their therapeutic and toxic doses differ, they are related drugs with similar clinical indications for use and similar manifestations of retinal toxicity. The image below depicts hydroxychloroquine retinopathy. Fluorescein angiogram of left macula in patient with hydroxychloroquine retinopathy.

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    For decades, chloroquine was a front-line drug for the treatment and prophylaxis of malaria and is one of the most prescribed drugs worldwide. Chloroquine and the 4-aminoquinoline drug hydroxychloroquine belong to the same molecular family. Chloroquine Tablet contains Chloroquine as an active ingredient. Chloroquine Tablet works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the blood cells. Detailed information related to Chloroquine Tablet's uses, composition, dosage, side effects and reviews is listed below. Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs. Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about chloroquine, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

    Retinopathy may be asymptomatic or may cause central or paracentral scotomas leading to difficulty reading or performing fine visual tasks (due to parafoveal metamorphopsia). Reprinted from American Journal of Ophthalmology, Vol 104, Johnson and Vine, Hydroxychloroquine therapy in massive total doses without retinal toxicity, pages 139-144, Copyright 1987, with permission from Elsevier Science.

    What family of drugs does chloroquine belong to

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  4. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose. What happens if I overdose? Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. An overdose of hydroxychloroquine can be fatal, especially in children. Hydroxychloroquine overdose must be treated quickly.

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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. Chloroquine is an anti-malaria medicine that works by interfering with the growth of parasites in the red blood cells of the human body. Parasites that cause malaria typically enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus, doctors say Chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, has been used to treat malaria since 1944.

     
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    Plasmodium vivax Drug Resistance. - PubMed Central PMC Chloroquine has been used as the first-line treatment for Plasmodium vivax since 1946 1. Treatment failure of chloroquine in P. vivax has, however, been increasing in some malaria endemic countries. The resistance was first reported in Papua New Guinea 2, and was subsequently reported in several countries in Asia 3 - 8.

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    PLAQUENIL HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION Hydroxychloroquine sulfate sulfate base, and are for oral PLAQUENIL® HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE TABLETS, USP DESCRIPTION PLAQUENIL h. ydroxychloroquine sulfate is a. white or practically white, crystalline. powder freely. soluble in water; practically insoluble in alcohol, chloroform, and in ether. The. chemical. name for

    Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine sulfate dose, indications.