Indoco Remedies Ltd. Generic : Chloroquine
17.84 40mg/5ml 5ml
â€¢ Eye and ENT : Vision impairment, deafness, ringing in the ear and ear damage.
â€¢ Musculoskeletal : Nerve disease and muscle weakness.
â€¢ Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
â€¢ Skin : Skin eruptions, pigmentation, itching, sensitivity to light, and hair loss.
â€¢ Blood : Anemia, reversible decrease in white blood cells and platelet counts.
â€¢ Central Nervous system : Seizures, headache, emotion, personality changes and depression.
â€¢ Heart : Low blood pressure.
Adults: PO- Initial dose is 600 mg, then 300mg 6hours later and 300mg every day for 2 days.
Children: PO- Initial dose is 10 mg/kg, then 5mg/kg 6hours later and 5 mg/kg every day for 2 days.
Chloroquine tablets should be taken by mouth with food or with milk to avoid gastritis and acidity.
Contraindicated in patients with: â€¢ Allergy to Chloroquine
â€¢ Retinopathy- Vision problem
â€¢ Liver toxicity
â€¢ Caution should be exercised in patients with a history of blood disease, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G-6-PD) deficiency, seizures, stomach problems, liver disease, central nervous system problems, psoriasis, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
â€¢ It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
â€¢ Avoid exposure to sunlight.
â€¢Blood cell counts should be checked frequently if patients are given long term therapy.
â€¢Patients with enlarged heart or cardiomyopathy should be careful while using chloroquine, as it may cause abnormal rhythm.
â€¢ Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25-30Â°C).
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