Fatal dose of chloroquine

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    Fatal dose of chloroquine


    Chloroquine has been extensively used in mass drug administrations, which may have contributed to the emergence and spread of resistance. It is recommended to check if chloroquine is still effective in the region prior to using it.

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    The lethal dose of chloroquine for an adult is estimated at 30 to 50 mg/kg. Olson, K. R. Ed.; Poisoning & Drug Overdose. 4th ed. Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill. Chloroquine poisoning with fatal outcome is also reported on by Drasch and Eisenmenger. In their case, a woman was being treated for porphyria cutanea tarda and was mistakenly given a single dose of 1250 mg chloroquine instead of the intended dose of 125 mg. Nov 25, 2019 An overdose of chloroquine can be fatal, especially in children. Chloroquine overdose must be treated quickly. You may be told to induce vomiting right away at home, before transport to an emergency room. Ask the poison control center how to induce vomiting in the case of an overdose.

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend against treatment of malaria with chloroquine alone due to more effective combinations. In areas where resistance is present, other antimalarials, such as mefloquine or atovaquone, may be used instead.

    Fatal dose of chloroquine

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  3. Usual Adult Dose for Malaria Prophylaxis. 500 mg chloroquine phosphate 300 mg base orally on the same day each week Comments-If possible, suppressive therapy should start 2 weeks prior to exposure; if unable to start 2 weeks before exposure, an initial loading dose of 1 g chloroquine phosphate 600 mg base may be taken orally in 2 divided doses, 6 hours apart.

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    Apr 02, 2019 The dosage of chloroquine phosphate is often expressed in terms of equivalent chloroquine base. Each 500 mg tablet of ARALEN contains the equivalent of 300 mg chloroquine base. In infants and children the dosage is preferably calculated by body weight. Malaria. Suppression — Adult Dose 500 mg = 300 mg base on exactly the same day of each week. A metabolite of chloroquine – hydroxychloroquine – has a long half-life 32–56 days in blood and a large volume of distribution 580–815 L/kg. The therapeutic, toxic and lethal ranges are usually considered to be 0.03 to 15 mg/l, 3.0 to 26 mg/l and 20 to 104 mg/l, respectively. Because Chloroquine is cheap, abundant and low risk for short term dosage, it would be ideal as a single pill/weekly dose application to all contacts or people with cold like symptoms. Its about disease modification, not transmission prevention.

     
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