a) Prevention of malaria when going to a region that has chloroquine sensitive malaria organisms
b) Treatment of malaria when afflicted by choroquine sensitive malaria organisms
a) For prevention: – 200 mg(155 mg base), 2 tablets by mouth on the same day, once a week; starting 2 weeks before the trip, during the trip and for 4 weeks after returning from the trip.
b) For treatment - 200 mg (155 mg base), 4 tablets by mouth initially followed by 2 tablets at 6, 24 and 48 hours.
Take with Food:
Avoid if pregnant
Alcohol drinking :
Breast Feeding Risk:
Avoid if breast feeding.
Allergy to aminoquinoline or hydroxychloroquine compounds or derivatives
Use with caution in individuals deficient in G6PD enzyme or have liver disease, porphyria or psoriasis
Nausea, stomach pain, diarrhea
Blurred vision, abnormal color perception, decreased eyesight
Ringing in the ears, decreased hearing
Depressed bone marrow production of red & white blood cells
Darkening skin, loss of hair
Discuss any possible interactions of your medications with your pharmacist.