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Dosing Information

The dose of chloroquine your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
  • The reason you are taking chloroquine
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Your weight.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Chloroquine Dosage for more information.)

Drug Interactions With Chloroquine

Chloroquine can potentially react with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Chloroquine).

What If I Take an Overdose?

As with any medication, it is possible to take too much chloroquine. In fact, an overdose may be extremely dangerous and can even cause death. If you happen to overdose on chloroquine, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Aralen Overdose for more information.)

How Should This Medicine Be Stored?

Chloroquine should be stored at room temperature in a tightly closed container, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose of Chloroquine?

If you forget to take a dose of chloroquine, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, simply skip the one you missed, and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.

Can I Buy Generic Chloroquine?

Chloroquine is available in generic form (see Generic Aralen for more information).
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