I don't know that we've seen the formal research yet on treatment of symptomatic patients, but given the mode of action and supposed efficacy on the outcomes of more seriously ill patients that China is claiming, wouldn't that possibly also work as a prophylactic agent? Whether or not that is a good idea is a public health policy question - you would push the virus to mutate a lot faster like Malaria has if used as prophylaxis vs if you saved it only for already isolated sick patients - but it might be very effective with known contacts in early outbreaks to improve early quarantine effect of those exposed. Hydroxychloroquine mnemonic Hydroxychloroquine dose malaria Plaquenil for lupus erythematosus Pregnancy. There are no adequate and well-controlled studies evaluating the safety and efficacy of chloroquine in pregnant women; usage during pregnancy should be avoided except in prophylaxis or treatment of malaria when benefit outweighs potential risk to fetus Before using chloroquine for prophylaxis, it should be ascertained whether chloroquine is appropriate for use in the region to be visited by the traveler. Chloroquine should not be used for treatment of infections acquired in areas of chloroquine resistance or malaria occurring in patients where Chloroquine prophylaxis has failed. P. falciparum Malaria chemoprophylaxis is not prescribable on FP10. Chloroquine and proguanil can be bought over the counter. Mefloquine, doxycycline, and Malarone® require a private prescription. Chloroquine. Chloroquine is used for the prophylaxis of malaria in areas of the world where the risk of chloroquine-resistant falciparum malaria is still low. Anyone heard anything about this, or have speculation on if that would be effective at the more tolerable malaria prophylaxis dose (or the accelerated loading dose maybe). And, it's possible to OD on Chloroquine if you don't follow the directions, or have un-diagnosed mild or moderate G6PD deficiency or certain other conditions, which has to be considered, and the drug clears from your system very slowly. Chloroquine prophylactic therapy Aralen Chloroquine Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Interactions, Warning, CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE TABLETS, USP 250 MG and 500 MG Chloroquine together with proguanil Coronavirus Antimalarial drug Chloroquine reportedly confirmed effective for treatment 25 days ago 4020 views by Nurudeen Lawal - Health experts have agreed to use popular antimalaria drug, Chloroquine Phosphate, on coronavirus patients Experts reportedly confirm Chloroquine effective for coronavirus treatment. Malaria Prophylaxis. The ABCD of Malaria Prophylaxis. Patient. CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE, USP. Chloroquine can be prescribed for either prevention or treatment of malaria. This fact sheet provides. information about its use for the prevention of malaria infection associated with travel. Center for Global Health Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria. Who can take chloroquine? Chloroquine can be prescribed to adults and children of. 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 600 mg base may be taken orally in 2 divided doses, 6 hours apart. CHLOROQUINE PHOSPHATE, USP. For Malaria and Extraintestinal Amebiasis. DESCRIPTION. ARALEN, chloroquine phosphate, USP, is a 4-aminoquinoline compound for oral administration. It is a white, odorless, bitter tasting, crystalline substance, freely soluble in water. ARALEN is an antimalarial and amebicidal drug.