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quinacrine

[′kwin·ə·krən]
(pharmacology)
C23H30ClN3O Formerly an important antimalarial drug but now used in the treatment of giardiasis, tapeworm infections, amebiasis, and a variety of other conditions.
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Unfortunately for the troops, suppressive treatment with Mepacrine was not carried out with complete efficiency even when the drug was available.
Decreased adenosine triphosphate release by lumiaggregometry and decreased mepacrine uptake or release by flow cytometry are observed.
Unfortunately, in many parts of the world malaria is resistant to Mepacrine and other drugs and, as the disease is a killer, more modern drugs are needed.
Drug hypersensitivity may result from agents such as verapamil, quinacrine, etodolac, mepacrine, proguanil, mexiletine, methyldopa, lithium, venlafaxine, gold, fluorouracil, bleomycin, hydroxyurea, practolol and doxorubicin.
The three laboratory technicians were mixing a "hazardous" substance called mepacrine hydrochloride, says the Health and Safety Executive, which is bringing the prosecution.
Treatment consists of taking mepacrine, niclosamide or dichlorophren and a purgative.