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Quinacrine Brand names, Quinacrine Analogs

Quinacrine Brand Names Mixture

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Quinacrine Chemical_Formula


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Quinacrine msds (material safety sheet)

Quinacrine MSDS

Quinacrine Synthesis Reference

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Quinacrine Molecular Weight

399.957 g/mol

Quinacrine Melting Point

248-250 oC

Quinacrine H2O Solubility


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Quinacrine Dosage Forms


Quinacrine Indication

For the treatment of giardiasis and cutaneous leishmaniasis and the management of malignant effusions.

Quinacrine Pharmacology

Quinacrine has been used as an antimalarial drug and as an antibiotic. It is used to treat giardiasis, a protozoal infection of the intestinal tract, and certain types of lupus erythematosus, an inflammatory disease that affects the joints, tendons, and other connective tissues and organs. Quinacrine may be injected into the space surrounding the lungs to prevent reoccurrence of pneumothorax. The exact way in which quinacrine works is unknown. It appears to interfere with the parasite's metabolism.

Quinacrine Absorption

Absorbed rapidly from the gastrointestinal tract following oral administration.

Quinacrine side effects and Toxicity

Oral, rat: LD50 = 900 mg/kg; Oral, mouse: LD50 = 1000 mg/kg. Symptoms of overdose include seizures, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, and cardiovascular collapse.

Quinacrine Patient Information

This medication is best taken after meals with a full glass of water, fruit juice, or tea, unless your doctor instructs otherwise. Tablets may be crushed and mixed with chocolate syrup, honey, or jam for persons who cannot stand the bitter taste or have difficulty swallowing tablets. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your regular dosage schedule. Do not double the next dose. Take it as prescribed for the full treatment period, even if you feel better before the scheduled end of therapy.

Quinacrine Organisms Affected

Parasitic protozoa and helminths