Chloroquine treatment in pregnancy

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    Chloroquine treatment in pregnancy


    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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    For pregnant women diagnosed with uncomplicated malaria caused by P. malariae, P. vivax, P. ovale, or chloroquine-sensitive P. falciparum infection, prompt treatment with chloroquine treatment schedule as with non-pregnant adult patients is recommended. Alternatively, hydroxychloroquine, may be given instead. Alternative drugs to chloroquine are required to prevent the deleterious effects of malaria in pregnancy. Fear of potential toxicity has limited antimalarial drug use in pregnancy. Animal toxicity studies have documented teratogenicity when antimalarials are administered at high dosages. Excepting the tetracyclines, there is no evidence to suggest that, at standard dosages, any of the. Medications that can be used for the treatment of malaria in pregnancy include chloroquine, quinine, atovaquone-proguanil, clindamycin, mefloquine avoid in first trimester, sulfadoxine.

    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.

    Chloroquine treatment in pregnancy

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  4. However, if the P. falciparum is known to be resistant to chloroquine as it is in many parts of the world, chloroquine would not be an appropriate treatment. WHO recommends that women in the first trimester of pregnancy with uncomplicated malaria receive 7 days of quinine with clindamycin.

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    Chloroquine crosses the placenta and is also found in low levels in breast milk, so pregnancy and lactation are often listed as contraindications to its use see DermNet NZ’s pages on Safety of medicines taken during pregnancy and on Lactation and the skin. However, effects on the fetus and baby have been rarely reported and chloroquine has. Usage of Chloroquine during pregnancy should be avoided except in the prophylaxis or treatment of malaria when the benefit outweighs the potential risk to the fetus. Radioactively tagged Chloroquine administered intravenously to pregnant pigmented CBA mice passed rapidly across the placenta and accumulated selectively in the melanin structures of the fetal eyes. It appears to be safe for use during pregnancy. Chloroquine is a member of the drug class 4-aminoquinoline. It works against the asexual form of malaria inside the red blood cell. Chloroquine was discovered in 1934 by Hans Andersag.

     
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