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Definition of Cloroquina

Cloroquina, a drug used as an antimalarial or antimalarial treatment. Stay at so you can learn everything you need. Shall we start? 

In ancient times, in Peru during the 1600s, indigenous people made infusions from the bark of a tree called Cinchona lodgeriana in honor of the Countess of Chichón, who is said to have cured malaria with this infusion. 

Cloroquina acts on the schizonts phase in P.falciparum and P.vivax and the gametocytes of P.vivax, P.mlariae and P.ovale.

The use of this has been reduced due to the evidence of resistance of the parasite to the drug, so that derivatives of this have been created, such as nivaquine or cloroquina phosphonate.

This drug can be used in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus.

This drug has the ability to release slowly, is excreted in urine and breast milk, and has a half-life of 3 to 5 days.


A derivative of cloroquina, cloroquina phosphate, has been used as an experimental treatment for the new Covid-19 coronavirus mutation.

This has been used in 285 patients which has seen improvement results and rather no adverse effects. 

It is recommended in positive Covid-19 patients aged 18 to 65 years. 

Important to know …

This drug has variable doses depending on the age and weight of the patient, for the consumption of this the ideal is to consult your doctor and have previous positive diagnostic tests for malaria.