Chloroquine phosphate

Chloroquine phosphate

The phosphate salt of chloroquine and pharmaceutical drug with antimalarial and anti-inflammatory characteristics used to treat malaria and amebiasis

Chloroquine phosphate is the phosphate salt of chloroquine. It is a quinoline compound with antimalarial and anti-inflammatory properties. Chloroquine phosphate if found under the drug name Aralen.

Chloroquine phosphate was shown to inhibit infection in cell culture with the SARS-CoV-2 virus which is responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic and is being tested in COVID-19 clinical trials. A less toxic derivative of chloroquine, hydroxychloroquine sulfate, is also being investigated as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

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Breakthrough: Chloroquine phosphate has shown apparent efficacy in treatment of COVID-19 associated pneumonia in clinical studies. - PubMed - NCBI

pubmeddev, Gao J , et al.

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February 19, 2020

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