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Dr. Al Hegab
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Chloroquine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Chloroquine hydrochloride is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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What will happen if a human eats chloroquine?

What will happen if a human eats chloroquine?

Depends on the dose: Chloroquine is an anti-malarial medication, it is meant to be taken by prescription only. It does have some side effects, but at standard, recommended doses it is usually well tolerated.

Dr. Al Hegab
5 Doctors shared insights

Chloroquine Hydrochloride (Overview)

Chloroquine hydrochloride is an anti-malaria agent which is a kind of antibiotic and antimicrobial.


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How does the antimalarial chloroquine work? Does it passively diffuse into red blood cells to thwart the malaria parasite or does it enter the red blood cells by an active transport process?

How does the antimalarial chloroquine work? Does it passively diffuse into red blood cells to thwart the malaria parasite or does it enter the red blood cells by an active transport process?

Chloroquine: Chloroquine concentrates up to several 1000-fold in the food vacuole of the parasite. Possible mechanisms for this selective accumulation of Chloroquine in the food vacuole are: 1) protonation and ion trapping of the Chloroquine due to the low ph of the food vacuole; 2) active uptake of Chloroquine by a parasite transporter (s); and/or 3) binding of Chloroquine to a specific receptor in the food va.

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Is chloroquine is safe in pregnency in hot climate like. India?

Is chloroquine is safe in pregnency in hot climate like. India?

Clarification: There are many areas in india where there are mixed forms of malaria and Chloroquine therefore is not reccomended. P vivax malaria does occur in india but so does resistant p falciparum. An alternative is to take pregnancy safe Mefloquine instead since the usual combo of Chloroquine plus proguanil cannot be used. Again Chloroquine alone is not for india.

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Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Is metformin hydrochloride (glucophage xr) nephro toxic?

Not exactly: If you have a moderate degree of renal disease, metformin can cause lactic acidosis, which is very serious. If you do not have renal disease, metformin is quite safe.

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How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

How can we cure nervousness and mild termor caused by taking ciprofloxin hydrochloride? Is this side effect reversible after being controled?

Cipro (ciprofloxacin) tremor: These side effects resolve after you come off cipro (ciprofloxacin). It can take 10 to 60 days. To help, exercise steadily twice a day, minimize caffeine and sugar, and as able get involved in relaxation maneuvers and even yoga. If protracted, acupuncture helps tremendously. Be careful with exercise. Stay light and steady. Do not overload muscles. Walking briskly, very easy jog, cycling, rowing best.

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What are the common side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription hydro chlorquine?

What are the common side effects of plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) prescription hydro chlorquine?

Most do fine: Most patients do very well on hydroxychloroquine. Common side effects include allergy to the medication, GI disturbances such as nausea or diarrhea, and changes of pigmentation in the skin or hair (this is not a complete list). You should also be tested for an enzyme called g6pd before starting, and you should have at least one eye exam annually while on the drug.

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Is there a relationship between vision problems (visual field loss, macular hole) and long term use of antimalarials (23 yr)? Chloroquine, oroguanil..

Is there a relationship between vision problems (visual field loss, macular hole) and long term use of antimalarials (23 yr)? Chloroquine, oroguanil..

Yes, yes, yes: Short term use for malarial prophylaxis rarely has serious side effects, usually minor GI side effects. Long term definitely has potentially very serious side effects, involving many sensory organs. First is visual, and can be multiple things including retinal damage, sight damage, corneal defects. A certified ophthalmologist must check fully the eyes before, and during long term use.

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Could chloroquine interact with lidocaine?

Could chloroquine interact with lidocaine?

I was unable to: Find interactions between Chloroquine ; Lidocaine using a drug interaction checker. But that is never a complete guarantee.

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Is chloroquine is safe in pregnency in hot climate like. India?

Clarification: There are many areas in india where there are mixed forms of malaria and Chloroquine therefore is not reccomended. P vivax malaria does occur in india but so does resistant p falciparum. An alternative is to take pregnancy safe Mefloquine instead since the usual combo of Chloroquine plus proguanil cannot be used. Again Chloroquine alone is not for india.

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What will happen if a human eats chloroquine?

Depends on the dose: Chloroquine is an anti-malarial medication, it is meant to be taken by prescription only. It does have some side effects, but at standard, recommended doses it is usually well tolerated.

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Could chloroquine interact with lidocaine?

I was unable to: Find interactions between Chloroquine ; Lidocaine using a drug interaction checker. But that is never a complete guarantee.

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I wanted to know is chloroquine used in treatment of lepra reaction?

Chloroquine: I see articles referring to research on the use of chloroquine for treatment of Lepra reaction.

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Can you tell me how chloroquine kill the malaria parasite?

Can you tell me how chloroquine kill the malaria parasite?

Antimalarial drugs: It's a little bit technical - but basically the medicine acts as a 'poison' for the malaria parasite. Plasmodium species have to digest hemoglobin (inside the red blood cell) to survive - but the heme molecule can be toxic when released. Therefore, the parasite tries to sequester that away. Chloroquine interferes with that step - thus leading to a slow poisoning of the parasite. Hope that helps.

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What is the difference between proguanil, chloroquine, quinine and mefloquine?

Here you go>>: See: http://www. Cdc. Gov/malaria/travelers/drugs. Html. This is too much to adequately cover in 400 characters or less.

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Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE 250mg. Are these the same?

Prescription written for 250mg Chloroquine, med given from pharmacy, ChlorproPAMIDE 250mg. Are these the same?

Not even close: Hi. Nope, chloroquine and chlorpropamide are not in the same category of drugs, and are for completely different indications. Either the doc or the pharmacist screwed up BIG TIME. Are you diabetic or are you trying to prevent malaria...aw heck, what's the difference??? Good luck!

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