Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking chloroquine tablet.
If your condition does not improve or becomes worse, contact your doctor.
Driving or operating machinery is okay if you are aware of how you might react to chloroquine tablet. You need to be very careful when driving or doing any risky tasks after taking chloroquine because it may cause blurred vision and may impair your thinking and reaction.
Do NOT use chloroquine tablet if:
- You are allergic to any in gradient in chloroquine tablet;
- If you are taking any of these medications: astemizole, terfenadine, cisapride, nilotinib, quinacrine, tetrabenazine, or dofetilide;
- If you have vision problem or retinal problems.
Use of chloroquine tablet during pregnancy or breast feeding is fine because there is little evidence with regards to the use of chloroquine tablet during pregnancy or breast feeding, even so consults your doctor or health care professional before taking chloroquine tablet.
Refer to your doctor or pharmacist for guidelines on dosage. Do not exceed what they advise.
Usual dose for adults and children:
- One week before traveling to area where malaria transmition occurs: One dose of chloroquine per week starting at least one week before traveling;
- One dose per week while traveling;
- Four consecutive weeks after traveling.
These medications are some of the medication that may interact with chloroquine: Mefloquine, Antiarrhythmics, arsenic, astemizole, bepridil, cisapride, dofetilide, dolasetron, domperidone, droperidol, halofantrine, haloperidol, iloperidone, lithium, macrolide antibiotics. Please consult with your doctor about any medications you are taking, before your treatment with chloroquine.