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Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine For Treatment of Malaria, Arthritis Lupus & COVID-19 Infection for Patient Education


Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine For Treatment of Malaria, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus & COVID-19 Infection
Hydroxychloroquine, the less toxic version of Chloroquine and also an off-the-shelf drug.
Chloroquine comes from bark of the Cinchona plant and has been available since 1940
Chloroquine is used to treat
Malaria
Extra intestinal amebiasis - amebiasis occurring outside the intestine
Rheumatoid arthritis -inflammation of joints
Lupus Erythematosus- an autoimmune disease causing scaly red patches on the skin, on the face
COVID-19 or SARS-CoV-2Virus
Hydroxychloroquine or Chloroquine in Malaria Treatment - of uncomplicated malaria like
- Malarial parasites P. falciparum, P.malariae, P. ovale, and P.vivax.
Prevention in certain geographic areas Relapse - Does not prevent relapses in patients with vivax or ovale malaria Choloroquine was used as an herbal remedy by Peruvians tribe four centuries ago to treat fever

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