Chloroquine qt prolongation

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  1. Chloroquine qt prolongation


    It is an electrical disturbance which can be seen on an electrocardiogram (ECG). Excessive QT prolongation can trigger tachycardias such as Torsades de Pointes (Td P).

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    Blockade of cardiac potassium channels leads to delayed ventricular repolarization and QT prolongation. Redistribution of potassium intracellularly can cause hypokalaemia. Features. After overdose, chloroquine is rapidly absorbed, with peak concentrations achieved within 1–3 hours. Although it isn't mentioned specifically, I believe QT prolongation is the main cause of death in several other suicide methods, such as chloroquine,amilityprine OD as well as hypothermia. Knowing this will give you a better understanding of why these methods lead to death and how you can improve upon them when you are to carry it out. Chloroquine significantly prolonged QT and QTc up to 15 min. Maximum increase in QT and QTcC was 44% and 35%, respectively as compared to vehicle. Conduction disturbances observed after 30 min of clofilium and chloroquine administration prevented measurement of ECG parameters in 3 out of 6 rabbits.

    On an EKG, the QT interval represents the summation of action potentials in cardiac muscle cells, which can be caused by an increase in inward current through sodium or calcium channels, or a decrease in outward current through potassium channels. QT prolongation is an established side effect of anti-arrhythmic medicines, but can also be caused by a wide range of non-cardiac medicines, including antibiotics, antihistamines, opioid analgesics and complementary medicines.

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  6. Although it is convenient to think of QT prolongation as occurring because of either congenital or acquired abnormalities, the phenomenon probably most often involves a gene-environment interaction. Pure congenital prolongation characterized by lifelong, ambient QT prolongation is rare but does carry a high risk of sudden death.

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    Following the ‘Thorough QT’ assessment of the dihydroartemisinin-piperaquine formulation approved by the European Medicines Agency, which showed evidence of QT interval prolongation. Piperaquine is a bisquinoline antimalarial that is structurally related to chloroquine. Prolongation of QTc interval. Chloroquine has been shown to prolong the QTc interval in some patients. Chloroquine should be used with caution in patients with congenital or documented acquired QT prolongation and/or known risk factors for prolongation of the QT interval such as - cardiac disease e.g. heart failure, myocardial infarction, QT prolongation, a surrogate marker for the risk of developing TdP, is an established side effect of Class I and Class III anti-arrhythmic medicines. It is also a rare side effect of a wide range of non-cardiac medicines including some antibiotics, antihistamines, opioid analgesics and complementary medicines. What is QT prolongation?

     
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