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Medicine For Chloroquine Allergy
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?
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
No: No there is not.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Chloroquine: I see articles referring to research on the use of chloroquine for treatment of Lepra reaction. ...Read more
I use 4mg/kg a day.: I use 4mg/kg a day.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Chloroquine: Acute Chloroquine poisoning can be fatal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Chloroquine: Chloroquine can cause hydroxychloroquine retinopathy.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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.
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
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
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
I am on RA treatment for 12 y. Just had dental surgery. Should I continue arava, (leflunomide) prednisone, chloroquine along with prescribed antibiotics? Thanks
Yes: You should continue the meds.Get a more detailed answer ›
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)
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
I'm trying to conceive but im on bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) protonix, chloroquine, prednisone, & lasik. I started taking prenatal pills is it ok to try & get pregnant?
Yes: Yes, Zyrtec (cetirizine) can become ineffective after a while. Zyrtec (cetirizine) tends to block histamine responses; however, the immune system diversifies with time and sends additional signals to respond to allergy (develops an adaptive response with IgE antibodies, B cells, T cells, etc). Once this occurs, antihistamines only block a subset of the allergic immune response. ...Read more
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment of a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more