Anti-Malarials; Prophylaxis and treatment of acute attack of malaria and extra-intestinal amebiasis. SIDE EFFECT
Itching DIRECTION OF USE: Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. .Chloroquine is to be taken with food. MODE OF ACTION : It is a an antiparasitic medication which 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. warnings
AlcoholInteraction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
PregnancyWEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Chloroquine may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
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.
Chloroquine is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Sometimes Chloroquine causes blurred eyesight or makes it difficult to focus your eyes which may affect your ability to drive.
Chloroquine should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Chloroquine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Chloroquine should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Chloroquine may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Regular monitoring of liver function tests may be advised while you are taking this medicine. Expert Advice
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.
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