Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria drugs

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  1. Kit Tha MAD New Member

    Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria drugs


    Chloroquine has been extensively used in mass drug administrations, which may have contributed to the emergence and spread of resistance. It is recommended to check if chloroquine is still effective in the region prior to using it.

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    Resistance to chloroquine of malaria strains is known to be associated with a parasite protein named PfCRT, the mutated form of which is able to reduce chloroquine accumulation in the digestive vacuole of the pathogen. Whether the protein mediates extrusion of the drug acting as a channel or as a carrier and which is the protonation state of its chloroquine substrate is the subject of a. Chloroquine-resistant P. falciparum also are resistant to hydroxychloroquine 109 and may be cross-resistant to pyrimethamine or quinine. a Cross-resistance between chloroquine and mefloquine reported in P. falciparum and P. vivax in vitro. 152 153 Chloroquine was first discovered in the 1930s in Germany and began to be widely used as an anti-malaria post-World War II, in the late 1940s. However, resistance to the drug also rapidly emerged, with the first cases of Plasmodium falciparum not being cured by administration of chloroquine being reported in the 1950s.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against treatment of malaria with chloroquine alone due to more effective combinations. In areas where resistance is present, other antimalarials, such as mefloquine or atovaquone, may be used instead.

    Chloroquine resistant falciparum malaria drugs

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  6. Dec 05, 2019 Usual Adult Dose for Malaria. 1250 mg orally as a single dose Use For treatment of mild to moderate acute malaria due to mefloquine-susceptible strains of Plasmodium falciparum both chloroquine-susceptible and -resistant strains or P vivax

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    Since the first reports of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria in southeast Asia and South America almost half a century ago, drug-resistant malaria has posed a major problem in malaria control. By the late 1980s, resistance to sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine and to mefloquine was also prevalent on the Thai-Cambodian and Thai-Myanmar Thai-Burmese borders, rendering them established multidrug. Halofantrine is no more used in the treatment of chloroquine resistant and multi-drug resistant, uncomplicated P. falciparum malaria. Dose For adults, three tablets of 500 mg each, 6 hours apart. For children, three doses of 8 mg/kg of the salt 6 hours apart. Treatment should be repeated after 7 days. P. falciparum has developed resistance to nearly all antimalarial drugs currently in use; P. vivax has been found to be resistant to chloroquine and primaquine; and P. Malariae has been reported to be resistant to chloroquine and pyrimethamine in some areas.1-3

     
  7. TOL Guest

    Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil Oral Interactions with Other Medication Nighttime Leg Cramps Meds That Hurt, Meds That Help - GoodRx Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Options Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center
     
  8. Alexius Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Apr 10, 2019 Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine if you are on a weekly dosing schedule. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk. To prevent malaria Start taking Plaquenil 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Continue taking the medicine regularly during your stay.

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  9. Boont Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine HCQ, sold under the brand name Plaquenil among others, is a medication used for the prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria. Specifically it is used for chloroquine-sensitive malaria. Other uses include treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and porphyria cutanea tarda. It is taken by mouth.

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