Please consult your physician before taking any medication. Generic Name: chloroquine Brand Names: Aralen Phosphate
What is chloroquine?
this is a derivative of quinine. The antimalarial drug chloroquine (for malaria). The exact way that chloroquine works is unknown.
Chloroquine was used to treat and prevent malaria. Chloroquine is also used to treat infections caused by amoebae.
Although not approved by the FDA for these purposes, chloroquine has also been used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, scleroderma, pemphigus, lichen planus, polymyositis, sarcoidosis, and porphyria.
The chloroquine could be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.
Whats the most important information I should know about chloroquine?
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you. The chloroquine may cause alterations in the eye and blurred vision, blurred vision, and difficulty focusing your eyes. Tell your doctor about any changes in vision or hearing.
What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chloroquine?
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor if you have medical history with an allergic reaction to a prior treatment of chloroquine, have a deficiency of the enzyme that dehydrates glucose-6-phosphate (G6PD) has (p) psoriasis, have porphyria, or have liver disease Maybe you can not take chloroquine or you may need a lower dose or special monitoring during treatment if you have any of the conditions listed above.
It is not known whether chloroquine will be harmful to an unborn baby. If you are pregnant, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor. It is not known how the chloroquine may affect a nursing infant. If you are breastfeeding, do not take this medication without first talking to your doctor.
How should I take chloroquine?
Chloroquine Take exactly as directed by your doctor. If you do not understand these instructions, ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist to explain them.