An acridine derivative formerly widely used as an antimalarial but superseded by chloroquine in recent years. It has also been used as an anthelmintic and in the treatment of giardiasis and malignant effusions. It is used in cell biological experiments as an inhibitor of phospholipase A2. .

Tabrin - Pharmacology:

The exact mechanism of antiparasitic action is unknown; however, quinacrine binds to deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) in vitro by intercalation between adjacent base pairs, inhibiting transcription and translation to ribonucleic acid (RNA). Tabrin does not appear to localize to the nucleus of Giaridia trophozoites, suggesting that DNA binding may not be the primary mechanism of its antimicrobial action. Fluorescence studies using Giardia suggest that the outer membranes may be involved. Tabrin inhibits succinate oxidation and interferes with electron transport. In addition, by binding to nucleoproteins, quinacrine suppress the lupus erythematous cell factor and acts as a strong inhibitor of cholinesterase.

Tabrin for patients

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.

Tabrin Interactions

Alcohol (this combination may make you very sick) and primaquine

Tabrin Contraindications

A history of mental illness or alcoholism, porphyria, or psoriasis.

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Brand Names containing Quinacrine

Chemical structure:
Cl N N N O H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H H C23H30ClN3O 2D chemical structure C23H30ClN3O SVG | 2D structure Quinacrine chemical names, chemical properties, classification C23H30ClN3O