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Chloroquine for Rosacea


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There is at least one paper that includes Chloroquine (Aralen, Chloroquine FNA, Resochin, Dawaquin, and Lariago) along with Mepacrine in the treatment of rosacea. [1]

Chloroquine is listed with the other Anti-parasitic Prescription Agents For Rosacea.

"Chloroquine is an aminoquinolone derivative first developed in the 1940s for the treatment of malaria. It was the drug of choice to treat malaria until the development of newer antimalarials such as pyrimethamine, artemisinin, and mefloquine. Chloroquine and its derivative hydroxychloroquine have since been repurposed for the treatment of a number of other conditions including HIV, systemic lupus erythematosus, and rheumatoid arthritis." [2]

Chloroquine is also a treatment for rosacea that is being considered to treat coronavirus along with others which we are posting here. [3]

A search for anecdotal reports of using chloroquine for rosacea found none. If you find any, please post in this thread. 

End Notes

[1] Br J Dermatol. 1955 Dec;67(12):421-5.
Mepacrine and chloroquine in the treatment of rosacea.

[2] DrugBank

[3]  Zhonghua Jie He He Hu Xi Za Zhi. 2020 Mar 12;43(3):185-188. doi: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.1001-0939.2020.03.009.
[Expert consensus on chloroquine phosphate for the treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia].

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