food interaction for MALAQUIN
alcohol interaction for MALAQUIN
pregnancy interaction for MALAQUIN
lactation interaction for MALAQUIN
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
SALT INFORMATION for MALAQUIN
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES for MALAQUIN
- LARIAGO 250 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Ipca Laboratories LtdRs. 0.80/tabletRs. 8.01pay 21% more per tablet
- NIVAQUINE P 250 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Abbott India LtdRs. 0.77/tabletRs. 7.71pay 16% more per tablet
- EMQUIN 250MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Merck LtdRs. 0.74/tabletRs. 7.43pay 12% more per tablet
- LEOQUIN EC 250MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Leo PharmaceuticalsRs. 0.83/tabletRs. 8.27pay 25% more per tablet
- LARQUIN 250MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Lark Laboratories LtdRs. 0.83/tabletRs. 8.28pay 25% more per tablet
- Dr. Sanjay VermaMBBS, MS
- Dr. Vandana SarohaMBBS, MS, Fellowship
- Dr. Prem VardhanMBBS, MS, Fellowship, Fellowship
- Dr. Ajay SharmaMBBS, MS
- Dr. Parul SharmaMBBS, MS, DNB, Fellowship
Expert advice for MALAQUIN
- Take this medication with meals or milk to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
- This medication may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful while driving doing anything that requires you to be alert and able to see clearly.
- Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to chloroquine or any of the other ingredients of chloroquine tablet.
- Do not start or continue the chloroquine tablets, if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
- Check the blood glucose levels during the treatment with chloroquine.
- Consult your doctor if you experience rash with eosinophilia and systemic symptoms (DRESS) syndrome after taking chloroquine.
- Do not use long-term high dosage therapy unless no other drug is available.
- Eye examination prior to and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving chloroquine at continuous high doses for longer duration.
- Full blood counts should be carried out regularly. Caution is required if drugs which induce blood disorders are used concurrently.
Frequently asked questions for MALAQUIN
Q.Is chloroquine a quinine/antibiotic/ contain sulpha/ is still used?
No, it is 4-aminoquinoline and not a quinine/antibiotic. It does not contain sulfa. It is used for the treatment of malaria (due to P. vivax, P.malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum), prevention and suppression of malaria, amoebic hepatitis and abscess, discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis
Q.Is chloroquine available over the counter?
Yes,it is available over the counter
Q.Is chloroquine safe in G6PD deficiency?
No, as there may be a risk of hemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency. Always consult your doctor regarding its use
Q.Is chloroquine banned in Nigeria?
Yes, it is banned in Nigeria
Q.What is Lariago tablet/Lariago syrup/Lariago-DS/ Resochin used for?
These are the trade names of products containing the drug chloroquine and are used in the treatment of malaria
Q.Does chloroquine affect birth control/ affect the birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle?
No, it does not affect birth control/ affect birth control pill/contraceptive pill/ menstrual cycle. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use
Q.Does chloroquine cause nightmares/insomnia?
Chloroquine causing these side effects is rare or uncommon. Always consult your doctor for the change of dose regimen or an alternative drug of choice that may strictly be required.