Drug Class: What is Clo-Kit ? an why is it prescribed?
Clo-Kit Mechanism: How does Clo-Kit work?
Clo-Kit Dosage: How should you take Clo-Kit
Possible food and drug interactions when taking Clo-Kit
Special information on Clo-Kit
Clo-Kit side effects
|Drug Class: What is Clo-Kit ? an why is it prescribed?|
|Clo-Kit is an antimalarial agent. Clo-Kit prevents and treats attacks of malaria. Clo-Kit also treats amoebiasis.|
|Clo-Kit Mechanism: How does Clo-Kit work?|
|Clo-Kit contains the active ingredient chloroquine, which is an antimalarial medicine, though Clo-Kit also has uses in treating the auto-immune diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. Malaria is a potentially fatal disease caused by various types of parasites known as Plasmodium. Plasmodium are carried by mosquitoes and injected into the bloodstream during a bite from an infected mosquito. Once inside the blood the parasites travel to the liver, where they multiply. The parasites are then released back into the bloodstream where they invade the red blood cells and multiply again. An actual attack of malaria develops when the red blood cells burst, releasing a mass of parasites into the bloodstream. The attacks do not begin until a sufficient number of blood cells have been infected with parasites. Clo-Kit works by attacking the parasites once they have entered the red blood cells. Clo-Kit kills the parasites and prevents them from multiplying further. It is not fully understood how Clo-Kit kills the parasites, but Clo-Kit is thought to work by blocking the action of a chemical that the parasites produce to protect themselves once inside the red blood cells. The parasites inside the red blood cells digest the oxygen carrying pigment haemoglobin that is found in these cells. This divides the haemoglobin into two parts; haem and globin, and the haem part is toxic to the malaria parasite. To prevent Clo-Kit from being damaged by haem, the malaria parasites produce a chemical that converts haem into a compound that is not toxic to them. Clo-Kit blocks the action of this chemical. This causes the levels of the toxic haem to rise, thus killing the malaria parasites.|
|Clo-Kit Dosage: How should you take Clo-Kit|
Take Clo-Kit tablets by mouth. Swallow tablets with a drink of water. If Clo-Kit upsets your stomach take Clo-Kit with food or milk. If you are taking Clo-Kit to prevent malaria, you should start taking Clo-Kit two weeks before entering the endemic area, and continue for 8 weeks after leaving. If you miss a Clo-Kit dose If you miss a weekly dose of Clo-Kit, take it as soon as you can. If you miss a daily dose, take Clo-Kit as soon as you remember, but miss that dose if it is nearly time for your next dose. Do not take double or extra doses of Clo-Kit. Clo-Kit Overdose Clo-Kit overdose may lead to serious consequences. Seek medical emergency immediately. Symptoms of Clo-Kit overdose may include
Clo-Kit Storage instructions Keep Clo-Kit out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. It is important to keep Clo-Kit out of reach of children; overdose is very dangerous. Store Clo-Kit at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Clo-Kit after the expiration date.
Clo-Kit Preparations: Tablet – 500mg
|Possible food and drug interactions when taking Clo-Kit|
|Clo-Kit may increase the blood level of cyclosporine, resulting in an increased risk of adverse effects. Clo-Kit may reduce the effectiveness of rabies vaccine. There may be a risk of abnormal heart rhythms if Clo-Kit is taken with any of the following medicines: - medicines for abnormal heart rhythms, eg amiodarone, quinidine - the antihistamines terfenadine and astemizole - halofantrine - antipsychotics, eg thioridazine. There may be a risk of convulsions if Clo-Kit is taken with mefloquine. Cimetidine may prevent the breakdown of Clo-Kit by the liver and lead to increased levels of chloroquine in the blood. Antacids used for indigestion, eg magnesium trisilicate, kaolin, reduce the absorption of Clo-Kit from the gut, which may mean the full dose is not absorbed. To avoid this, the dose of Clo-Kit should not be taken within two to three hours of taking an antacid or kaolin.|
|Special information on Clo-Kit|
|Most Important Fact about Clo-Kit If you are treating an acute attack of malaria you will need treatment with Clo-Kit for several days. Finish the full course of Clo-Kit. Do not stop in between. Clo-Kit precautions if you are pregnant or breastfeeding High doses of Clo-Kit during pregnancy may be harmful to a developing baby and should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the foetus. The situation is different for low doses used to prevent malaria, and Clo-Kit has a long history of safe use for preventing malaria during pregnancy. However, Clo-Kit should only be used after seeking medical advice from a doctor. Pregnant women who cannot avoid travel to malarious areas must take effective measures to prevent malaria and be diligent with measures to avoid mosquito bites. Clo-Kit passes into breast milk, but in doses taken to prevent malaria is not harmful to a nursing infant. However, the amount of Clo-Kit that passes into the milk is not sufficient to prevent malaria in the nursing infant and the child will also need to be given Clo-Kit. You should seek medical advice from your doctor or pharmacist with regards to what medicine and what dose to give. If you are taking Clo-Kit for reasons other than preventing malaria you should consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Special warnings about Clo-Kit Regular eye checks are recommended during long-term treatment as Clo-Kit can sometimes cause eye problems. It is recommended that people taking Clo-Kit for long periods of time have regular blood tests to monitor the levels of the different types of blood cells in the blood. To prevent malaria it is important that you take Clo-Kit regularly and try not to forget a dose. You should still take precautions to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes, such as using mosquito repellants and sleeping under mosquito nets. This is particularly important if you have vomiting or diarrhoea. If you fall ill within one year of your return, and especially if within three months of your return, you should consult your doctor immediately and let him know that you have visited a country where malaria is endemic. To prevent malaria Clo-Kit should be started one week before traveling to the malarious area. Clo-Kit should be taken regularly throughout the stay and continued for four weeks after leaving the malarious area. Clo-Kit may cause visual disturbances when you first start taking it. If affected you should use caution when driving or operating machinery.|
|Clo-Kit side effects|
|Why Clo-Kit should not be prescribed? Clo-Kit should not be used if you are allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an allergy. If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop using Clo-Kit and inform your doctor or pharmacist immediately. Possible Clo-Kit Side effects More common side effects of Clo-Kit may include: • flushing, • swelling of the lips, tongue, or face, • difficulty breathing; closing of the throat, • vision problems, • rash, • itching, or • fever Less common or rare side effects of Clo-Kit may include: • visual disturbances such as blurred vision, misty vision, and difficulty focusing, • hearing loss or ringing in the ears, • diarrhea, • nausea, • stomach pain or upset, • vomiting, or • loss of appetite, • muscle weakness, or • a rash.|
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