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I am an african and aa blood type. I have just treated malaria with my usual lonart ds drug three days ago and suprisingly the aches and pain symptoms still persist. My body also itch in a manner akin to the days of chloroquine drugs. What could be wrong?

I am an african and aa blood type. I have just treated malaria with my usual lonart ds drug three days ago and suprisingly the aches and pain symptoms still persist. My body also itch in a manner akin to the days of chloroquine drugs. What could be wrong?

Several possibities: You may be reacting to side-effects of the medication, the parasite may be resistant to the medication you are receiving, you may have an illness either along with or in place of the diagnosis of malaria. See your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How can chloroquine cause damage to the eye?

How can chloroquine cause damage to the eye?

Maculopathy: Chloroquine can cause damage to the central part of the retina, the macula, of the eye. Chloroquine is rarely used in the U.S. But is used worldwide as a treatment for malaria. ...Read more

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I have psoriasis and arthritis for 25 years and have been taking hydroxy chloroquine sulfate 200mg sulfasalazine 500mg how can I get you to fill rx?

I have psoriasis and arthritis for 25 years and have been taking hydroxy chloroquine sulfate 200mg sulfasalazine 500mg how can I get you to fill rx?

See your doctor: If you have been getting this medicine for 25 years, you must have one. Your condition does require periodic evaluation and ongoing monitoring. ...Read more

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I've been having diarrhea, and nausea for a week, it's not the first time this happened. What can be the cause. Am taking chloroquine, prednisone.

I've been having diarrhea, and nausea for a week, it's not the first time this happened. What can be the cause. Am taking chloroquine, prednisone.

Many causes: Depending on how long this has been going on, there could be many explanations. Stress, depressed mood, anxiety, medications, viruses, pregnancy. I'd see your doctor for more answers. ...Read more

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Would it be possible to ask doctor to prescribe Chloroquine/Amodiaquine for off-label use? Harvard recently found them extremely effective for PD.

Would it be possible to ask doctor to prescribe Chloroquine/Amodiaquine for off-label use? Harvard recently found them extremely effective for PD.

You can always ask: A healthy patient-physician relationship should make you comfortable making reasonable request. Having said that, if I know which study you are referring to - one has to keep in mind the study is very much a laboratory study showing chloroquine/amodiaquine can activate Nurr1, a "master switch" for brain regeneration, in petri dish. Clinical efficacy has NOT being proven. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 3times a week, prednisone, chloroquine, protonix. I want to get pregnant, what shall I do? My doctor doesn't want me to get off bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)

I take bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) 3times a week, prednisone, chloroquine, protonix. I want to get pregnant, what shall I do? My doctor doesn't want me to get off bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim)

Obstetrician: I wouldn't attempt to get pregnant while on these medications without the input of an obstetrician and I would also consult a pharmacist about taking these medications during pregnancy as the latter has access to much information about most medications. ...Read more

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Diag with sle. Dr had me on celebrex (celecoxib) &chloroquine sulphate. Changed to naproxen cos cele was toocostly. My legs hurt ever since. Help.

Diag with sle. Dr had me on celebrex (celecoxib) &chloroquine sulphate. Changed to naproxen cos cele was toocostly. My legs hurt ever since. Help.

Details of lupus: You need to be seen by a rheumatologist as treatment for lupus encompasses a thorough history taking, exam and correlation with diagnostic tests with goals towards appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

My medication alkalizes urine and can cause calcium phosphate stones. How can I acidify my urine to counter this effect?

Add citrate: Best approach is to add citrate. Citrate interferes with ca x phos and ca x oxalate. Citrate is available by rx as Urocit K and as Bicitra (citric acid and sodium citrate). You can supply citrate with orange juice and ReaLemon extract. These will not alkalinize urine. ...Read more

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Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Doctor prescribed Clindamycin Phosphate for acne. Can anyone give me information on how this medication works?

Two ways: It works as an anti inflammatory and as an antibiotic as acne is an inflammatory process and bacterial issue. There is a bacteria associated with acne which is treated by this antibiotic. ...Read more

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Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

Having chest, neck left arm, shoulder blade pains, when I take codeine phosphate or nytol tablets, can these medications cause heart problemsj?

Not usually, but..: These are not typical side effects. But as I like to say, every medicine has killed somebody sometime. Rarely, any drug may cause an unexplained or unusual reaction in a few people: nobody knows why, and it is called an idiosyncratic drug reaction. Of course, not taking medicines has killed a lot of people too. Apparently these two medicines and you do not agree. Do not take them. ...Read more

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I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

I have been on codeine phosphate 30mg for over a year. I am worried about sideeffects. What are the long term side effects of this drug?

Constip./Dependence: Constipation is a side effect that can occur at the onset and last throughout treatment. Regular use of any opioid (such as codeine) will produce a physical dependence on the drug that would be demonstrated if you attempted to abruptly withdraw- i.e. Agitation, diarrhea, sleeplessness, sweating, runny nose. Another effect is the possible increase in pain in your body (opioid induced hyperalgesia). ...Read more

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What causes phosphate to precipitate in urine?

What causes phosphate to precipitate in urine?

Alkaline urine + UTI: Phosphate crystals are usually formed (precipitated) in alkaline urine. Urine infected with ammonia-producing organisms will also lead to complex stone formations called struvite stones (magnesium-ammonium-phosptate). ...Read more

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