Chlorquin is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) chloroquine. On this page you will find out more about Chlorquin, including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)
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Active ingredient in this medicine: chloroquine
Information for medicine and pack size:
Chlorquin 250 mg uncoated tablet, 100
Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:
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What this medicine is for
Suppression and treatment of malaria; amoebic hepatitis; in certain phases of lupus erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis and related collagen diseases. The use of chloroquine is contraindicated - in patients with known hypersensitivity to 4-aminoquinoline compounds -in patients with retinal or visual field changes. In case of an acute attack of malaria, the physician may elect to use this drug after carefully weighing the possible benefits and risks for the patient.
Table of characteristics
|Visual appearance||Round, flat, white tablet with breakline on one side|
|Dosage Form||Tablet, uncoated|
|Route of administration||Oral|
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
bulk tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
There is one type of pack available.
Pack type 1
|Storage temperature||Store below 30 degrees Celsius|
|Storage conditions||No information available|
|Life time||3 Years|
We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information
The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.
Is this medication banned in sport?
Check if you can use your medicine whilst playing sport. Search the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) database that provides information about the prohibited status of specific medications and/or the active ingredient based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.