Chloroquine is an antimalarial drug belonging to the amino quinoline group. Its lysosomotropic character is responsible for its antimalarial activity. Its side effects include appetite loss, muscle problems, blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, facial twitching, metallic taste, and skin rash. It is also employed to treat amoebiasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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Query: Hello doctor, I have manageable shortness of breath, chest tightness but no cold. My x-rays are clean, and ECG is also normal. My BP looks high 140/90. Mainly, I am unable to breathe normally. I am feeling little shortness always. Currently, I am taking the last doctor's medication. I understand it ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, you have been suffering from shortness of breath, chest tightness without any cough, and cold. Shortness of breath, chest tightness can result from some conditions which are mentioned below. Anxiety is a com... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, My son (2 years 8 months) was hospitalized due to fever along with a sand paper kind of rashes in the body for four days. He was suspected of dengue and the initial blood test showed IgG positive. Herewith I am attaching the discharge summary and all other reports. After getting discharge... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 1. Children vomit after giving malaria medication (Chloroquine). If the child has vomited the medicine immediately after consumption that dose is missed. Hence, it should be repeated. 2. I suggest syrup Emeset (Ondansetron) half an hour before giving the medicati... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21 year old male suffering from chronic amebiasis for the past two to three years. I had tried Flagyl (Metronidazole ), Fasigyn (Tinidazole ), Ciplox-TZ, Oflox-OZ, Bandy and many other ayurveda medicines. But, nothing seems improved. So, could you provide any other drug? Pleas... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. What are the symptoms? Which abdominal organs are affected? Do you have any recent radiological or laboratory investigation? Other medication for amebiasis are Nitroimidazole and Chloroquine. If infection is present along with amebiasis, then specific antibi... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I am allergic to Quinolones, Metronidazole, Ibuprofen, Diclofenac, and Aspirin. Please tell me whether I am allergic to Hydroxychloroquine or not. If yes, then please tell me ways to how to develop my immunity? Food that I should eat and should I drink hot or cold water? What all the s... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is less likely you would be allergic to Hydroxychloroquine. However, allergy is not the only criterion. A detailed physical examination along with an ECG (electrocardiography) report will have to be done to check if your body can tolerate the medication or no. There... Read Full »