Quinacrine is a derivative of acridine that is chemically and clinically very similar to 4-aminoquinolines. It was the primary drug for prevention and therapy of malaria during World War II. Today it is rarely used for treating malaria, although it is used to treat ame-biasis. Synonyms of this drug are mepacrine, atabrine, acrisuxin, and others.
In treating resistant forms of malaria, tetracycline is also used in combination with pyrimethamine, sulfonamides, sulfones, and dapsone, which is widely used for treating leprosy (as a rule, in combination with pyrimethamine).
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