Pregnant women and chloroquine

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  1. toorolley User

    Pregnant women and chloroquine


    While the mechanism is poorly understood, pregnant women have a reduced immune response and therefore less effectively clear malaria infections. In addition, malaria parasites sequester and replicate in the placenta.

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    One of the major challenges of the current Zika virus ZIKV epidemic is to prevent congenital foetal abnormalities, including microcephaly, following ZIKV infection of pregnant women. Given the urgent need for ZIKV prophylaxis and treatment, repurposing of approved drugs appears to be a viable and immediate solution. Pregnant women who still wish to travel to these destinations will receive a prescription for the most appropriate anti-malaria drugs but with a clear warning as to the possible adverse effects on the unborn child. Treatment Quinine remains the cornerstone of any course of treatment for malaria during pregnancy. Chloroquine can be prescribed to adults and children of all ages. It can also be safely taken by pregnant. women and nursing mothers. Who should not take chloroquine? People with psoriasis should not take chloroquine. How should I take chloroquine? Both adults and children should take one dose of chloroquine per week starting at least 1 week before

    Malaria infection during pregnancy can lead to miscarriage, premature delivery, low birth weight, congenital infection, and/or perinatal death. Pregnant women are three times more likely to develop severe disease than non-pregnant women acquiring infections from the same area.

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  3. Pregnant women are especially susceptible to malaria infection. Without existing immunity, severe malaria can develop requiring emergency treatment, and pregnancy loss is common. In semi-immune women, consequences of malaria for the mother include anaemia while stillbirth, premature delivery and foetal growth restriction affect the developing foetus.

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    Antimalarial drugs and pregnancy safety, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacovigilance Stephen A Ward, Esperanca J P Sevene, Ian M Hastings, Fran├žois Nosten, Rose McGready. studies in which chloroquine has been used in pregnancy. over 2000 pregnant women treated with the drug in the Chloroquine and mefloquine are the drugs of choice for pregnant women for destinations with chloroquine-sensitive and chloroquine-resistant malaria, respectively. Doxycycline is contraindicated because of teratogenic effects on the fetus after the fourth month of pregnancy. Abnormalities 10 - 11. Women on cloroquine therapy should be converted to hydroxychloroquine with adequate time several months before conception to avoid fetal exposure 12. In conclusion the overriding message for clinicians involved in the care of pregnant women with SLE is that close monitoring of maternal disease activity and fetal

     
  4. JK_Bowman Moderator

    Quinine was frequently prescribed as an off-label treatment for leg cramps at night, but this has become less common due to a warning from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that this practice is associated with life-threatening side effects. Hydroxychloroquine - Wikipedia Hydroxychloroquine Uses, Dosage & Side Effects - Hydroxychloroquine From Malaria to Autoimmunity.
     
  5. feaco XenForo Moderator

    Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil Hydroxychloroquine Plaquenil is considered a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug DMARD. It can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis. It may prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability. Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of medications that was first used to prevent and treat malaria.

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  6. Mike Fox Guest

    Guidelines for Treatment of Malaria in the United States. Infections should receive chloroquine prophylaxis 300 mg base po once a week during pregnancy. After delivery, patients with normal G6PD activity should be treated with primaquine or tafenoquine or continue with chloroquine prophylaxis for a total of 1 year. Primaquine can be used during breastfeeding if the infant is found

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