pamaquine


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pamaquine

An obsolete and potentially toxic antimalarial agent superseded by primaquine.
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These drugs could be divided into two main types: acridines, which include mepacrine (quinacrine), used since 1930, and quinoleines, which include chloroquine (amodiaquine), proguanil, chlorproguanil, pyrimethamine, primaquine, quinocide, pamaquine. (49) After 1965, wartime conditions made it impossible to continue with anti-malaria activities, especially in the countryside, with DDT-resistance in Anopheles and drug-resistance in plasmodia adding to the difficulties created by human violence.
During early part of the 20th century, a series of organic compounds (beginning with methylene blue) were evaluated, which led to the discovery of pamaquine and quinacrine and ultimately chloroquine, a 4-aminoquinoline.
The response is best associated with the administration of certain antimalarial drugs, such as pamaquine and primaquine.