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Brand name: Chlorquin TM

Active ingredients: chloroquine

What it is used 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.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Oral
  • Store below 30 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Round, flat, white tablet with breakline on one side

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient chloroquine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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