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Side effect(s) of Chloroquine

Read the side effects of Chloroquine as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.

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.

Other Precautions : •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.

Drug Name : Chloroquine

Chloroquine(Aralen) generic Chloroquine is used for the treatment of Malaria, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus Erythematosus & COVID-19 Infection. Mechanism of action: It acts by blocking the action of enzyme ‘heme polymerase’ in malarial parasites and this leads to accumulation of heme - which is toxic to the malarial parasite. This leads to the death of the malarial parasite. Update: •FDA warns against the use of chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 outside the hospital setting or a clinical trial due to high risk of heart rhythm issues. • Chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine gained attention in spite of sayings by the World Health Organization (WHO) that there is no definitive evidence they work for COVID-19 patients. • Larger, high-quality randomized clinical trials may be needed in order to precisely evaluate its effectiveness, according to University of Oxford's Kome Gbinigie, author of a report on anti-malarial testing for Covid-19. • More than 20 trials are being carried out on chloroquine for treating COVID-19 in the US, UK, Spain, and China.
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