Malaria Home > Contraindications for Chloroquine

Before taking chloroquine phosphate (Aralen®), tell your healthcare provider if you have any of the following conditions:
 
  • Psoriasis
  • Kidney disease
  • G6PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
  • Hearing problems.
     
Chloroquine is not suitable for everyone. While some people simply require closer monitoring during treatment, other people will need to avoid this drug altogether. Contraindications for chloroquine include:
 
  • Being allergic to any of the ingredients in the drug
  • Having had any eye problems from chloroquine or similar antimalarial medications.
     
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Chloroquine for a more in-depth list of possible contraindications. This article also goes into more detail about potentially dangerous side effects, such as skin rashes.)
 
Written by/reviewed by:
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;
Last updated/reviewed:
List of references (click here):
Advertisement
Topics & Medications

Quicklinks

Related Channels

eMedTV Links
Copyright © 2006-2019 Clinaero, Inc.

eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.

This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information:
verify here.