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Brand Name Aralen
Generic Name Chloroquine
Category Anti-Malarial
Medication 250 and 500 mg

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What is Chloroquine(generic Aralen)and what are its uses?
How does Chloroquine (generic Aralen) treat?
Dosage: How should you take Chloroquine (generic Aralen)?
Effect of other drugs consumed with Chloroquine (generic Aralen)
What should you watch for while taking Chloroquine (generic Aralen)?
Possible Side effects of Chloroquine (generic Aralen)

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What is Chloroquine (generic Aralen) and what are its uses?

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) is a medicine used to prevent and treat malaria, a red blood cell infection transmitted by the bite of a mosquito, and to treat some conditions such as liver disease caused by protozoa (tiny one-celled animals).

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) is also used to treat amoebiasis.

How does Chloroquine (generic Aralen) treat?

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) contains the active ingredient Chloroquine, which is an antimalarial medicine, though Chloroquine (generic Aralen) also has uses in treating the auto-immune diseases rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus.

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) works by attacking the parasites once they have entered the red blood cells. Chloroquine (generic Aralen) kills the parasites and prevents them from multiplying further.

It is not fully understood how Chloroquine (generic Aralen) kills the parasites, but Chloroquine (generic Aralen) is thought to work by blocking the action of a chemical that the parasites produce to protect themselves once inside the red blood cells. The parasites inside the red blood cells digest the oxygen carrying pigment haemoglobin that is found in these cells. This divides the haemoglobin into two parts; haem and globin, and the haem part is toxic to the malaria parasite. To prevent itself from being damaged by haem, the malaria parasites produce a chemical that converts haem into a compound that is not toxic to them. Chloroquine blocks the action of this chemical. This causes the levels of the toxic haem to rise, thus killing the malaria parasites.

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) is usually taken in combination with another antimalarial medicine called proguanil to prevent malaria. However, the malaria parasite is resistant to these medicines in certain areas of the world, and it is important to check with your pharmacist which medicines are currently recommended to prevent malaria in the country you are traveling to.

If Chloroquine (generic Aralen) is recommended it should be started a week before travel to the malarious region. Chloroquine (generic Aralen) should then be taken throughout the stay so that if an infected mosquito, there bites you will be medicine in your blood to prevent malaria developing. Chloroquine (generic Aralen) should be continued for a further four weeks after leaving the malarious area so that there is still medicine in the blood to kill any remaining parasites released from the liver into the red blood cells during this time.

Higher doses of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) than those used for preventing malaria are used to treat malaria infection. Chloroquine (generic Aralen) can also be used to treat infections of the liver with amoebae.

Dosage: How should you take Chloroquine (generic Aralen)?

Have you skipped your Chloroquine (generic Aralen) dose
If you miss a weekly dose of Chloroquine (generic Aralen), take it as soon as you can. If you miss a daily dose of Chloroquine (generic Aralen), take it as soon as you remember, but miss that dose if it is nearly time for your next dose of Chloroquine (generic Aralen).

If you take too much of Chloroquine (generic Aralen)
Chloroquine (generic Aralen) overdose can lead to serious consequences. Seek medical emergency immediately.

Symptoms of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) overdose may include:

  • drowsiness,
  • headache,
  • increased excitability

Where should you store Chloroquine (generic Aralen)
Keep Chloroquine (generic Aralen) out of the reach of children in a container that small children cannot open. It is important to keep Chloroquine (generic Aralen) out of reach of children; overdose is very dangerous.

Store Chloroquine (generic Aralen) at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused amount of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) after the expiration date.

Available strengths of Chloroquine (generic Aralen)
Chloroquine (generic Aralen) tablets are available in strengths of 250mg and 500mg.


Effect of other drugs consumed with Chloroquine (generic Aralen)

The following drugs may interact with Chloroquine (generic Aralen). They may increase or decrease the activity of Chloroquine (generic Aralen)

  • ampicillin
  • antacids
  • cimetidine
  • cyclosporine
  • digoxin
  • kaolin
  • magnesium trisilicate
  • penicillamine
  • rabies vaccine

Tell your prescriber or health care professional about all other medicines you are taking, including non-prescription medicines, nutritional supplements, or herbal products. Also tell your prescriber or health care professional if you are a frequent user of drinks with caffeine or alcohol, if you smoke, or if you use illegal drugs. These may affect the way Chloroquine (generic Aralen) works. Check with your health care professional before stopping or starting any of your medicines.

Who should not take Chloroquine (generic Aralen)?
If you are taking Chloroquine (generic Aralen) to prevent malaria, you should start taking it two weeks before entering the endemic area, and continue for 8 weeks after leaving. If you are treating an acute attack of malaria you will need treatment with Chloroquine (generic Aralen) for several days.

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) should be used carefully if you have a history of epilepsy or if you have kidney or liver disease.

High doses of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) used to treat arthritis, during pregnancy may be harmful to a developing baby and should only be used if the potential benefits outweigh the risks to the foetus. The situation is different for low doses used to prevent malaria, and Chloroquine (generic Aralen) has a long history of safe use for preventing malaria during pregnancy. However, Chloroquine (generic Aralen) should only be used after seeking medical advice from a doctor. Pregnant women who cannot avoid travel to malarious areas must take effective measures to prevent malaria and be diligent with measures to avoid mosquito bites.

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) passes into breast milk, but in doses taken to prevent malaria is not harmful to a nursing infant. However, the amount of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) that passes into the milk is not sufficient to prevent malaria in the nursing infant and the child will also need to be given Chloroquine (generic Aralen). If you are taking this Chloroquine (generic Aralen) for reasons other than preventing malaria you should consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

What should you watch for while taking Chloroquine (generic Aralen)?

Tell your prescriber or health care professional if your symptoms do not improve in 2 to 3 days. If you are taking Chloroquine (generic Aralen) for a long time, visit your prescriber or health care professional for regular checks. If you notice any changes in your vision see your ophthalmologist for an eye exam.

Check with your pharmacist before you visit a new area where there are malaria-carrying mosquitoes. You may need to take a different antimalarial medicine.

You may get drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how Chloroquine (generic Aralen) affects you.

Chloroquine (generic Aralen) can cause blood problems. This can mean slow healing and a risk of infection. Try to avoid cutting or injuring yourself. Problems can arise if you need dental work, and in the day to day care of your teeth. Try to avoid damage to your teeth and gums when you brush or floss your teeth.

Antacid can stop Chloroquine (generic Aralen) working. If you get an upset stomach and want to take an antacid, make sure there is an interval of at least 2 hours since you last took Chloroquine (generic Aralen), or 4 hours before your next dose.

While in areas where malaria is common, certain steps can be taken to prevent being bit by mosquitos. They include:

  • Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms to reduce human-mosquito contact.
  • Sleep under mosquito netting, preferably one with pyrethrum-containing insecticide.
  • Wear long-sleeved shirts or blouses and long trousers to protect arms and legs.
  • Apply mosquito repellents containing DEET to uncovered areas of skin.
  • Use a pyrethrum-containing flying insect spray to kill mosquitoes.

Possible Side effects of Chloroquine (generic Aralen)

Serious side effects of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) are more likely to occur with long-term use rather than in the short-term use for acute malarial attacks.

Side effects of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) that you should report to your prescriber or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • blurred vision or a change in vision
  • fainting spells
  • fever or chills, sore throat
  • hearing loss
  • headaches, confusion, or other mental changes
  • muscle weakness
  • ringing in the ears
  • seizures (convulsions)
  • skin rash, itching (there may be severe itching without a rash)
  • tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
  • unusual bleeding or bruising
  • unusual tiredness or weakness

Side effects of Chloroquine (generic Aralen) that usually do not require medical attention:

  • bleaching of body hair (with prolonged use)
  • blue-black coloration of the skin, nails and hair
  • diarrhea
  • drowsiness
  • hair loss
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting