What is Chloroquine?
Chloroquine 250mg is an antimalarial medicine. It is sold under the brand name Aralen, and it is also sold as a generic medicine. It is available in tablets of two sizes: 150mg base (Chloroquine 250mg salt) and 300mg base (500mg salt). You should know that the 150mg base tablet is the same as the 250mg salt tablet and the 300mg base tablet is the same as the 500mg salt tablet. It is just two different ways of describing the same thing. Chloroquine can be prescribed for either prevention or treatment of malaria. This fact sheet provides information about its use for the prevention of malaria infection associated with travel.
Who can take chloroquine 250mg ?
Chloroquine can be prescribed to adults and children of all ages. It can also be safely taken by pregnant women and nursing mothers.
Who should not take chloroquine?
People with psoriasis should not take chloroquine.
How should I take chloroquine?
Both adults and children should take one dose of chloroquine per week starting at least 1 week before travelling to the area where malaria transmission occurs. They should take one dose per week while there, and for 4 consecutive weeks after leaving.