Chloroquine and proguanil in pregnancy

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  1. Gold222 Well-Known Member

    Chloroquine and proguanil in pregnancy


    You should always consider taking antimalarial medicine when travelling to areas where there's a risk of malaria. Visit your GP or local travel clinic for malaria advice as soon as you know when and where you're going to be travelling.

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    Chloroquine is very toxic in overdose - parents must take special care to store the tablets safely. It is generally accepted, as a result of long usage, to be safe in pregnancy. Proguanil. Patient Information Leaflet PIL for proguanil. Licensed for prophylaxis in UK. Preparations available Paludrine® Zeneca. Adult dose is 200mg daily. The dose of chloroquine and proguanil depends on your body weight. The standard dose for adults over 45kg is two tablets 310mg base of chloroquine and 2 tablets 200mg of proguanil. If you are unsure, speak to a nurse or pharmacist who will be able to advise on the correct dose for you. Currently, only chloroquine and mefloquine are recommended for prophylactic use during pregnancy. Due to significant chloroquine resistance among Plasmodium falciparum parasites, use of chloroquine prophylaxis is restricted to just a few geographic areas, thus in most cases, mefloquine remains the only available option 2.

    If you're unsure, ask your GP or pharmacist how long you should take your medication for. It's very important to take the correct dose and finish the course of antimalarial treatment.

    Chloroquine and proguanil in pregnancy

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  7. Jul 23, 2014 Chloroquine and proguanil are safe during all trimesters and can be given in usual doses in areas where P. falciparum strains are sensitive. If proguanil is used, prescribe folic acid 5 mg daily.

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    Malaria infection in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of complications for the mother and fetus, particularly in individuals not previously exposed to malaria, eg, travelers. Pregnant women are advised to avoid travel to countries where there is elevated risk of contracting malaria. Chloroquine and proguanil are safe during all trimesters and can be given in usual doses in areas where P. falciparum strains are sensitive. If proguanil is used, prescribe folic acid 5 mg daily. Chloroquine and proguanil are safe in all trimesters. However, these drugs offer poor protection against malaria in many areas due to widespread Plasmodium falciparum drug resistance. Pregnant women who take proguanil should also take 5mg of folic acid daily, for at least the first trimester 11.

     
  8. EsechkaP Well-Known Member

    Plaquenil is the brand name for the prescription drug hydroxychloroquine. Rx Side Effects New Plaquenil Guidelines and More - American. Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Side Effects & Dosage for Malaria Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil
     
  9. anton55 New Member

    Hydroxychloroquine in systemic lupus erythematosus results of a French. Systemic lupus erythematosus SLE is a systemic disorder with significant morbidity and mortality. Therapeutic management is based on the type and severity of organ involvement and may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, hydroxychloroquine HCQ, low to high doses of corticosteroids, and several groups of immunosuppressive agents.1 Long-term use of the latter two remains associated.

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