Generic : Chloroquine
₹ 23.00 40mg/5ml 5ml
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.
Eye and ENT : Vision impairment, deafness, ringing in the ear and ear damage.
Musculoskeletal : Nerve disease and muscle weakness.
Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal cramps.
Skin : Skin eruptions, pigmentation, itching, sensitivity to light, and hair loss.
Blood : Anemia, reversible decrease in white blood cells and platelet counts.
Central Nervous system : Seizures, headache, emotion, personality changes and depression.
Heart : Low blood pressure.
Chloroquine tablets should be taken by mouth with food or with milk to avoid gastritis and acidity.
Contraindicated in patients with: • Allergy to Chloroquine
• Retinopathy- Vision problem
• Liver toxicity
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.
It may cause dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.
Avoid exposure to sunlight.
•Blood cell counts should be checked frequently if patients are given long term therapy.
•Patients with enlarged heart or cardiomyopathy should be careful while using chloroquine, as it may cause abnormal rhythm.
• Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature (25-30°C).