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Chloroquine

Drug Class: Commonly Known As: Category:
Antimalarial Adult, Children

Chloroquine - Handling

How should I handle Chloroquine safely?

Chloroquine - Storage

How should I store Chloroquine?

Keep away from children;#Keep in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight;#

How should I dispose of Chloroquine safely?

​Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.

Chloroquine - Additional Information

​What else can I do to prevent malaria?

To prevent malaria, you may protect yourself against mosquito bites by:

  • Wearing long-sleeved clothing and long trousers between sunset and sunrise.
  • Applying insect repellent containing more than 20% DEET (N-Diethyl-meta-toluamide) for adults or 10% and less DEET for children on exposed skin. DEET is a common active ingredient in mosquito repellents.
  • Using mosquito coils in the room at night.
  • Sleep with mosquito nets around your bed, with the net edges tucked under the bed or sleep in a screened room.
  • Spray insecticide where mosquitos may rest. Mosquito larvae survive well in clear, slow-flowing streams.
  • Avoid going to an area where malaria is common.
     

Following these guidelines and medication does not mean that you will not get malaria. If you have a fever or experience chills between 1 week and up to 1 year after your return, you should seek medical attention. Inform the doctor that you have been to a country where malaria is common. Malaria can be effectively treated if discovered early. A delay in treatment may result in serious health problems.

Chloroquine can be used for the treatment and prevention of Malaria.

Read on for more information on the uses of Chloroquine and its side effects, precautions before this taking this medicine, dosage instructions, and more.

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