Does hydroxychloroquin protext against malaria

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  1. WiseMike Well-Known Member

    Does hydroxychloroquin protext against malaria


    It may have both an anti-spirochaete activity and an anti-inflammatory activity, similar to the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. And caution is required if patients have certain heart conditions, diabetes, psoriasis etc.

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    Hydroxychloroquine also known as hydroxychloroquine sulfate is an arthritis medicine. that also can be used to prevent malaria. It is available in the United States by prescription only. It is sold under the brand name Plaquenil and it is also sold as a generic medicine. It is available in tablets of 155mg base 200mg salt. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine is a medication most known for its original purpose of treating or preventing malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. For prevention of malaria in adults, two tablets are usually taken once a week on exactly the same day of each week. The first dose is taken 1 to 2 weeks before traveling to an area where malaria is common, and then doses are continued for 8 weeks after exposure.

    The most serious adverse effects affect the eye, with dose-related retinopathy as a concern even after hydroxychloroquine use is discontinued. The most common adverse effects are a mild nausea and occasional stomach cramps with mild diarrhea.

    Does hydroxychloroquin protext against malaria

    Hydroxychloroquine is much less active than chloroquine., Plaquenil What You Need to Know - Kaleidoscope Fighting Lupus

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  4. Hydroxychloroquine HCQ is an antimalarial drug used as chemoprophylaxis against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax in the Republic of Korea Army ROKA. In this study, we evaluated the pharmacokinetics PK of HCQ and its metabolites and the relationship between the PK of HCQ and the effect of treatment of HCQ on vivax malaria in South Koreans.

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    What Conditions Does This Treat? Originally, hydroxychloroquine was used to prevent and treat malaria and was considered very effective. Now it is generally used for rheumatoid arthritis, but it has also been shown to work well for juvenile arthritis, some lupus symptoms, and other types of autoimmune conditions. Plaquenil hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines. Plaquenil is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Malaria is common in areas such as Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” AMs, which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat malaria but are no longer used for those purposes; more effective drugs have since been developed.

     
  5. yuriy_mk Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD). Plaquenil Oral Uses, Side Effects, Interactions, Pictures. NIMH PANDAS—Questions and Answers PATIENT FACT SHEET Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
  6. nub Moderator

    Applies to hydroxychloroquine: oral tablet Along with its needed effects, hydroxychloroquine (the active ingredient contained in Plaquenil) may cause some unwanted effects. Percocet Oxycodone and Acetaminophen Side effects. Drugs & Medications - WebMD Hydroxychloroquine & Methotrexate DailyStrength
     
  7. ZulyaAndrey Moderator

    Early Plaquenil Toxicity Detected without Bull’s Eye Maculopathy Plaquenil is manufactured in only a 200 mg tablet The typical dosage is either 200 or 400 mg per day 200 mg daily puts anyone under 68 pounds at risk1 400 mg of Plaquenil daily puts anyone under 135 pounds at a higher risk for toxicity Therefore, 200mg of Plaquenil daily is going to be a safe dosage for virtually all adults13

    Bull's-eye maculopathy due to hydroxychloroquine toxicity