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Chloroquine Phosphate

chloroquine
Chloroquine is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Chloroquine is also used to treat amebiasis (infection caused by amoebae). Chloroquine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
chloroquine
DRUG TYPE
amebicides

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Chloroquine can cause dangerous effects on your heart, especially if you also use certain other medicines. Seek emergency medical attention if you have fast or pounding heartbeats and sudden dizziness (like you might pass out).

Taking chloroquine long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye that could progress to permanent vision problems. You may not be able to use this medicine if you have a history of vision changes or damage to your retina.

Stop taking chloroquine and call your doctor at once if you have blurred vision, trouble focusing, distorted vision, blind spots, trouble reading, hazy or cloudy vision, increased sensitivity to light.

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Chloroquine Phosphate tablet 250 mg500 mg

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