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Aralen Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is chloroquine (Aralen)?
- What are the possible side effects of chloroquine (Aralen)?
- What is the most important information I should know about chloroquine (Aralen)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking chloroquine (Aralen)?
- How should I take chloroquine (Aralen)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Aralen)?
- What happens if I overdose (Aralen)?
- What should I avoid while taking chloroquine (Aralen)?
- What other drugs will affect chloroquine (Aralen)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Aralen)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and only take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.
What happens if I overdose (Aralen)?
Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.
Symptoms of a chloroquine overdose include headache, drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, visual changes, seizures, difficulty breathing, and unconsciousness.
What should I avoid while taking chloroquine (Aralen)?
Use caution when driving or performing other hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you. Chloroquine may cause visual disturbances such as blurred vision, misty vision, and difficulty focusing. Report any vision or hearing changes to your doctor.
What other drugs will affect chloroquine (Aralen)?
Cimetidine (Tagamet, Tagamet HB) may increase the effects of chloroquine, which could lead to toxicity. Do not take cimetidine without first talking to your doctor.
Kaolin and magnesium trisilicate may decrease the effects of chloroquine. These ingredients can be found in products such as Kaopectate Advanced Formula, Parepectolin, K-Pek, K-C, Kaodene Non-Narcotic, Kao-Spen, Gaviscon, and others.
Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with chloroquine. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including vitamins, minerals, and herbal products, without first talking to your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about chloroquine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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