Hydroxychloroquine drug classification

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    Hydroxychloroquine drug classification


    It's used to treat and prevent malaria infection, and to reduce symptoms and progression of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and others. Malaria is spread by mosquitoes, which transmit the parasites that cause the infection, usually in tropical and subtropical parts of the world.

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    Hydroxychloroquine is a derivative of chloroquine that has both antimalarial and antiinflammatory activities and is now most often used as an antirheumatologic agent in systemic lupus erythematosis and rheumatoid arthritis. Hydroxychloroquine therapy has not been associated with liver function abnormalities and is an extremely rare cause of clinically apparent acute liver injury. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate 200 mg is equivalent to 155 mg hydroxychloroquine base. Malaria Chemoprophylaxis Infants, Children, and Adolescents Oral 6.5 mg/kg hydroxychloroquine sulfate once weekly on the same day each week; maximum dose 400 mg/dose hydroxychloroquine sulfate; begin 1 to 2 weeks before exposure; continue for at least 4 weeks after leaving endemic area CDC 2016. Hydroxychloroquine 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.

    For example, it may be combined with an antibiotic to treat chronic Q-fever, which humans usually catch from farm animals or raw milk. Plaquenil is used to treat other types of infections too.

    Hydroxychloroquine drug classification

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  4. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. It is used to prevent and treat acute attacks of malaria. It is also used to treat discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis in patients whose symptoms have not improved with other treatments.

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    PLAQUENIL prescription and dosage sizes information for physicians and healthcare professionals. Pharmacology, adverse reactions, warnings and side effects. Usage Hydroxychloroquine is usually taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to therapy. In children. It belongs to a disease-modifying antirheumatic drug classification. Hydroxychloroquine can reduce the skin problems linked with lupus and prevent the pain and swelling brought on by arthritis. This medication may also be used to treat other infections such as Q fever endocarditis, a type of heart valve infection.

     
  5. 1250 mg orally as a single dose Use: For treatment of mild to moderate acute malaria due to mefloquine-susceptible strains of Plasmodium falciparum (both chloroquine-susceptible and -resistant strains) or P vivax US CDC Recommendations: 750 mg orally as initial dose, followed by 500 mg orally 6 to 12 hours after initial dose Comments: -Recommended for treatment of uncomplicated malaria due to chloroquine-resistant (or unknown resistance) P falciparum (or species not identified) if other preferred regimens cannot be used; not recommended if infection was acquired in Southeast Asia (due to resistance) -With (primaquine or tafenoquine [Krintafel]), recommended for treatment of uncomplicated malaria due to chloroquine-resistant P vivax; this drug should be used alone during pregnancy. Chloroquine MedlinePlus Drug Information Post-exposure Chloroquine Prophylaxis COVID19 Chloroquine Dosage Guide with Precautions -
     
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    Researchers say a drug commonly used to treat malaria and rheumatoid arthritis has also proved effective in treating some aggressive cancers. Drugs to Avoid for Women Taking Tamoxifen - Stop Cancer Fund Researches Say Hydroxychloroquine Can Help Treat Cancer. Treating rheumatic patients with a malignancy
     
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    Effects of methotrexate and hydroxychloroquine combination. Methotrexate–hydroxychloroquine combination therapy may cause lower disease activity in early RA than methotrexate monotherapy. Methotrexate monotherapy as first early RA treatment seems to lead to more treatment intensification.

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