Chloroquine is used to prevent or treat malaria caused by mosquito bites. Chloroquine belongs to a class of drugs known as antimalarials.
Chloroquine is also used to treat infection caused by a different type of parasite (amoeba).
How to use Chloroquine Phosphate
Take this medication by mouth, usually with food to prevent stomach upset, exactly as directed by your doctor. The dosage and length of treatment are based on your medical condition and response to treatment. In children, the dosage is also based on weight.
To prevent malaria, take chloroquine as directed by your doctor, usually once a week on the
• abdominal cramps,
• and diarrhoea may occur.
If any of these effects last or get worse, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.