Chloroquine phosphate dosage malaria prophylaxis

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    Chloroquine phosphate dosage malaria prophylaxis


    -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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    Nothing is definitive yet, but chloroquine is a drug used for more than 70 years with minimal side effects at a modest dosage," said Pellini. Malaria is caused by a parasite, not a virus. The dosage of Chloroquine phosphate is often expressed in terms of equivalent Chloroquine base. Each 500 mg tablet of Chloroquine phosphate contains the equivalent of 300 mg Chloroquine base. In infants and children the dosage is preferably calculated by body weight. Prophylaxis against Chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium species Chloroquine, an old malaria drug, may help treat novel coronavirus, doctors say Chloroquine, or hydroxychloroquine, has been used to treat malaria since 1944.

    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.

    Chloroquine phosphate dosage malaria prophylaxis

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  5. Considerations when choosing a drug for malaria prophylaxis Recommendations for drugs to prevent malaria differ by country of travel and can be found in Malaria Information by Country. Recommended drugs for each country are listed in alphabetical order and have comparable efficacy in that country.

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    Nov 25, 2019 To treat malaria Chloroquine is usually given for 3 days, starting with one high dose followed by a smaller dose during the next 2 days in a row. To treat amebiasis Chloroquine is given in a high starting dose for 2 days followed by a smaller dose for 2 to 3 weeks. Oct 01, 2018 The dosage of Chloroquine phosphate is often expressed in terms of equivalent Chloroquine base. Each 500 mg tablet of Chloroquine phosphate contains the equivalent of 300 mg Chloroquine base. In infants and children the dosage is preferably calculated by body weight. Prophylaxis against Chloroquine-sensitive Plasmodium species Prophylaxis of falciparum malaria in areas where resistance to chloroquine is moderate Child 1.7 mg chloroquine base/kg once daily always combined with proguanil Adult 100 mg chloroquine base once daily always combined with proguanil Travellers should start prophylaxis 24 hours before departure.

     
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    Hydroxychloroquine is a quinoline medicine used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Getting the most from your lupus medications Lupus. Medications used to treat lupus Lupus Foundation of America Plaquenil Dosage Guide -
     
  7. Vladko Well-Known Member

    Hydroxychloroquine - thigh muscle weakness? I was hospitalized for a week bc I suffered terrible muscle atrophy and weakness and couldn't stand up without collapsing I hit rock bottom on 11/1 and was hospitalized for one week three days ago i crashed and burned also went down 7 pounds since taking it and am 5'6" and now weigh 105 pounds.

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