Chloroquine phosphate child's dosage malaria prophylaxis

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    Chloroquine phosphate child's dosage malaria prophylaxis


    Each year up to 30 000 travelers are estimated to contract malaria and late or wrong malaria diagnosis in their home country may make things worse for them. Fever occurring in a traveler within three months of leaving a malaria-endemic area is considered a medical emergency and should be investigated urgently.

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    Usual Adult Dose for Malaria Prophylaxis. Manufacturer Recommendations 15 mg base 26.3 mg salt orally once a day for 14 days Comments Recommended only for the radical cure of vivax malaria, the prevention of relapse in vivax malaria, or after the end of chloroquine phosphate suppressive therapy in vivax malaria-endemic area Dec 02, 2019 The dosage of chloroquine phosphate is often expressed in terms of equivalent chloroquine base. Each 500 mg tablet of ARALEN contains the equivalent of 300 mg chloroquine base. In infants and children the dosage is preferably calculated by body weight. For Child 6 weeks–5 months. Chloroquine doses for the treatment and prophylaxis of malaria in BNF publications may differ from those in product literature.

    And as malaria can be severe in the non-immune, all visitors from non-malarious area to a malarious area should be protected. As there is no vaccine available for protection against malaria despite decades of research, there is a need for an alternative method that offers a fairly reliable protection against malaria.

    Chloroquine phosphate child's dosage malaria prophylaxis

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    The standard chloroquine dose for treating malaria in adults is a one-time loading dose of 1000 mg, followed by 500 mg in six to eight hours. Then 500 mg is taken once a day for two more days. The standard dosage for malaria treatment in children is based on the child's weight. An alternative to chloroquine for prophylaxis only in areas with chloroquine-sensitive malaria 310 mg base 400 mg salt orally, once/week 5 mg/kg base 6.5 mg/kg salt orally, once/week, up to a maximum adult dose of 310 mg base Usual Adult Dose for Malaria Prophylaxis. 500 mg chloroquine phosphate 300 mg base orally on the same day each week Comments -If possible, suppressive therapy should start 2 weeks prior to exposure; if unable to start 2 weeks before exposure, an initial loading dose of 1 g chloroquine phosphate.

     
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