Information about Chloroquine
Chloroquine is used in the treatment of malaria.
How Chloroquine works
Chloroquine is an antiparasitic medication that treats malaria. It works by increasing the levels of haeme in the blood, a substance toxic to the malarial parasite. This kills the parasite and stops the infection from spreading.
Common side effects of Chloroquine
Rash, Headache, Dizziness, Vomiting, Nausea, Stomach pain, Loss of appetite, Diarrhea
Available Medicine for Chloroquine
LariagoIpca Laboratories Ltd
₹9 to ₹395 variant(s)
₹8 to ₹1346 variant(s)
ResochinBayer Zydus Pharma Pvt Ltd
UV Lube UnimsFDC Ltd
MaligonUnijules Life Science Ltd
₹12 to ₹2005 variant(s)
Leoquin ECLeo Pharmaceuticals
₹8 to ₹162 variant(s)
LarquinLark Laboratories Ltd
₹8 to ₹183 variant(s)
KinphosAlembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹8 to ₹1602 variant(s)
₹7 to ₹163 variant(s)
ChloroquinCadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
₹8 to ₹653 variant(s)
Expert advice for Chloroquine
- Chloroquine is used for the prevention and treatment of malaria.
- Take it with food to decrease the risk of stomach upset.
- Tips to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes:
- Wear light-colored and covered clothing when you are outside after sunset.
- Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
- Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms despite screening.
- It may cause a blurring of vision when you first start taking it. Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration.
- Eye examination before and at 3–6 monthly intervals during use is required if patients are receiving Chloroquine at continuous high doses for a longer duration.
- It may cause low blood sugar levels. Monitor your blood sugar level regularly, if you are diabetic.
- When used long-term, your doctor may monitor the amounts of the different types of blood cells in your blood regularly. Inform your doctor if you have unexplained bruising or bleeding, sore throat, fever, or a general feeling of tiredness.