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Chloroquine is a medication used to prevent or treat malaria infections. It is also used to treat another type of infection known as amebiasis. The drug works by killing the parasites that cause these infections. It comes in the form of a tablet and should be taken with food. The most commonly reported side effects include diarrhea, stomach cramps, and nausea.
What Is Chloroquine?Chloroquine phosphate (Aralen®) is a prescription medication licensed to prevent or treat certain types of malaria infections. It is also used to treat another infection, called amebiasis.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, chloroquine can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience problems. Most people tolerate it quite well.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Stomach cramps
- Loss of appetite
- Vision problems, including blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus) or other hearing problems
- Skin rash
- Hair loss or changes in hair color.