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Mon May 18, 2020, 11:44 PM

Here are some facts about hydrochloroquine, chloroquine and cholorquine phosphate that

I've discovered in my research: NOTE: Chloroquine and Chloroquine Phosphate are two names that refer to the same drug.

(NOTE: I originally posted this in a thread in the Latin America Group and then in a thread in General Discussion but I think it deserves more exposure.)

1. A. Hydroxychlorquine is listed as as a medication to prevent malaria. It is taken ONCE A WEEK
with doses of around 500mg. Follow your doctor's orders. If malaria develops while using this drug for chemoprophylaxis/prevention, it should not be used as part of the treatment regimen. -Current guidelines should be consulted for additional information.
1. B. It is used as a treatment for malaria infection with an additional dose and follow-up doses at
6, 24 and 48 hours. All doses are less than 800 mg each.
1. C. It is used as a treatment for lupus and similar afflictions. It's said to be a milder form of chloroquine. I didn't find any specific dosage for the lupus treatment using this medication. Follow
your doctor's instructions.

I did find this warning: An overdose of hydroxychloroquine can be fatal, especially in children. For this
reason any treatment using this med is restricted to persons 18 years of age or older.

2. A. Chloroquine/Chloroquine Phosphate is the first choice to use as to prevent malaria. In that application there's an initial dose then follow-up doses taken ONCE A WEEK as long as protection is desired. All doses are less than 1,000mg/1G
2. B. Chloroquine/Chloroquine Phosphate can be used to treat malaria infection. The initial dose is 1,000mg/1G on Day 1 followed by one dose each day of 500mg for 3 days. This usually breaks the infection.

These doses are lower than the 2G dose that was identified as lethal, even if only given once a day.
Pay attention people!

Malaria must be diagnosed using a blood test viewed under a microscope since there are five types of malaria. The type of malaria present will dictate which drug is used as treatment.

There are other drugs used to treat malaria but I've focused on these since they've been advanced as effective against COVID-19 BUT ONLY WHEN USED IN COMBINATION WITH OTHER AIDS OR
ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DRUGS. Certainly it seems that no malaria drug should be used for any purpose at a higher dose than that used to treat malaria. (This last sentence is my opinion.)

Now we have the promise of remesdivir but we still need more research. Anything short of a vaccine that helps to stop/reduce the COVID-19 symptoms is welcome, in my opinion.

Links: https://www.drugs.com/health-guide/malaria.html

https://www.emedicinehealth.com/malaria/article_em.htm

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-8633/chloroquine-oral/details

https://www.mayoclinic.org/drugs-supplements/chloroquine-oral-route/proper-use/drg-20062834

https://www.cdc.gov/malaria/about/disease.html

https://www.drugs.com/hydroxychloroquine.html

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JCMach1 May 19 #3
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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Mon May 18, 2020, 11:57 PM

1. I encourage trump to use this drug in all its forms as often as needed nt

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Mon May 18, 2020, 11:58 PM

2. When I was away at school, my mother used to send me newspaper clippings from home

One tragic one that I remember was about a girl that I'd gone to elementary school with. She apparently had gotten into a fight with her boyfriend who had been stationed overseas and locked herself in the bathroom and took an anti-malaria drug that she found there with his things. I don't remember what the drug was, but she died.

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Response to abqtommy (Original post)

Tue May 19, 2020, 02:26 AM

3. 2 more....gives me diarrhea, and makes me feel.all.around

Shitty...

By the time I left the region was wondering if malaria wouldn't be more fun (sarcasm).

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Response to JCMach1 (Reply #3)

Tue May 19, 2020, 07:36 AM

4. I didn't sleep well and had vivid dreams

 


But those went away by the time I got there.

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