Aralen instructions

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    Aralen instructions


    -Suppressive therapy should continue for 8 weeks after leaving the endemic area. Approved indication: For the suppressive treatment of malaria due to Plasmodium vivax, P malariae, P ovale, and susceptible strains of P falciparum CDC Recommendations: 300 mg base (500 mg salt) orally once a week Comments: -For prophylaxis only in areas with chloroquine-sensitive malaria -Prophylaxis should start 1 to 2 weeks before travel to malarious areas; should continue weekly (same day each week) while in malarious areas and for 4 weeks after leaving such areas.

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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. Aralen, chloroquine phosphate, USP, is a 4-aminoquinoline compound for oral administration. It is a white, odorless, bitter tasting, crystalline substance, freely soluble in water. Aralen is an antimalarial and amebicidal drug. Aralen is a prescription medication approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA in 1949 to treat malaria. Aralen is also prescribed to treat inflammation associated with lupus. Aralen is also known by its drug name, Chloroquine. Aralen may not be appropriate for people with certain vision conditions or known hypersensitivity to related drugs.

    Approved indication: For acute attacks of malaria due to P vivax, P malariae, P ovale, and susceptible strains of P falciparum CDC Recommendations: Chloroquine-sensitive uncomplicated malaria (Plasmodium species or species not identified): 600 mg base (1 g salt) orally at once, followed by 300 mg base (500 mg salt) orally at 6, 24, and 48 hours Total dose: 1.5 g base (2.5 g salt) Comments: -For the treatment of uncomplicated malaria due to chloroquine-sensitive P vivax or P ovale, concomitant treatment with primaquine phosphate is recommended. 60 kg or more: 1 g chloroquine phosphate (600 mg base) orally as an initial dose, followed by 500 mg chloroquine phosphate (300 mg base) orally after 6 to 8 hours, then 500 mg chloroquine phosphate (300 mg base) orally once a day on the next 2 consecutive days Total dose: 2.5 g chloroquine phosphate (1.5 g base) in 3 days Less than 60 kg: First dose: 16.7 mg chloroquine phosphate/kg (10 mg base/kg) orally Second dose (6 hours after first dose): 8.3 mg chloroquine phosphate/kg (5 mg base/kg) orally Third dose (24 hours after first dose): 8.3 mg chloroquine phosphate/kg (5 mg base/kg) orally Fourth dose (36 hours after first dose): 8.3 mg chloroquine phosphate/kg (5 mg base/kg) orally Total dose: 41.7 mg chloroquine phosphate/kg (25 mg base/kg) in 3 days Comments: -Concomitant therapy with an 8-aminoquinoline compound is necessary for radical cure of malaria due to P vivax and P malariae.

    Aralen instructions

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    SIDE EFFECTS. The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of PLAQUENIL or other 4-aminoqunoline compounds. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure. Aralen is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA to treat malaria. Aralen is also prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Aralen may be referred to by its drug name, Chloroquine. Aralen is an antimalarial medication. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, Aralen is believed to work by reducing inflammation. Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully. Take this medicine for the full prescribed length of time for treatment of malaria. Your symptoms may improve before the infection is completely cleared. If you use this medicine long-term, you may need frequent medical tests.

     
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  7. Olga77 Well-Known Member

    Malarone Side Effects - Nightmares & Taking Antimalarial. The drug “Malarone” is the new the answer for malaria prevention. It does the same thing as Chloroquine, but without all the - ahem- issues, people described while taking Chloroquine.the most part. As it turns out, "abnormal dreams" are also listed as side effect for Malarone, but these symptoms affect less than 10% of users.

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