Chloroquine and primaquine combination

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  1. Progresser*A Moderator

    Chloroquine and primaquine combination


    Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take chloroquine with all of your drugs and health problems.

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    Primaquine is used after other medications such as chloroquine have killed the malaria parasites living inside red blood cells. Primaquine then kills the malaria parasites living in other body. Summary of reports from India, Pakistan, and Brazil showing the therapeutic efficacy of standard chloroquine in combination with 15 mg of primaquine daily for 5 or 14 days for treatment of Plasmodium vivax malaria. Primaquine is active as a chloroquine-resistance reverser at concentrations that could be clinically relevant. As primaquine and chloroquine are already used together in the treatment of P. vivax, this is potentially a cheap way of reviving and extending the life of chloroquine.

    For all uses of chloroquine: WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.

    Chloroquine and primaquine combination

    Guidelines for Treatment of Malaria in the United States., Primaquine Therapy for Malaria Clinical Infectious Diseases Oxford.

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  3. Subjects in A group who receive regimen 1 of primaquine PQ on the first admission visit 2 will receive regimen 2 of primaquine and chloroquine combination PQ and CQ on second admission visit 3 after 1 week wash out period and will finish with regimen 3 of Chloroquine CQ on the third admission visit 4 after 8 weeks wash out period.

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    Artemisinin-based combination therapies ACTs are now the recommended treatment for P. falciparum malaria worldwide. As the effectiveness of chloroquine for P. vivax declines, alternative therapies are needed. If ACTs are also effective against P. vivax they could become the standard treatment for all forms of malaria. Combination therapy with antimalarial drugs is the simultaneous use of two or more blood schizontocidal drugs with independent modes of action and different biochemical targets in the parasite. The concept of combination therapy is based on the synergistic or additive potential of two or more drugs. The research, published in PLOS Medicine supports recommendations that these artemisinin-based combination therapies ACT should be combined with primaquine. Resistance of Plasmodium vivax malaria parasites to chloroquine – the most commonly used antimalarial drug – is increasing around the world, threatening malaria control and elimination efforts.

     
  4. amor7 New Member

    Since being diagnosed with Lupus and taking the normal meds, particularly Plaquenil and Prednisone (over about 6 years), I gained about 45 pounds. Side Effects of Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine, Warnings, Uses Hydroxychloroquine sulfate and Weight increased - eHealthMe Hydroxychloroquine Oral Route Side Effects - Mayo Clinic
     
  5. Panther-002 Moderator

    Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Unknown. The action of this compound against malarial parasites is similar to that of chloroquine phosphate. INDICATIONS AND CLINICAL USE PLAQUENIL hydroxychloroquine sulfate tablets is indicated for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, in patients who have not responded

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