Description

Chloroquine binds to and alters the properties of DNA. Chloroquine also binds to ferriprotoporphyrin IX and this leads to lysis of the plasmodial membrane. In acute attacks of malaria, it interrupts erythrocytic schizogony of the parasite.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
Chloroquine
P Antiparasitic products, insecticides and repellents → P01 Antiprotozoals → P01B Antimalarials → P01BA Aminoquinolines

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