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Chloroquine
Essential medicine status
General description
Chloroquine is a medication used to prevent and to treat malaria in areas where malaria is known to be sensitive to its effects. It is also used as a disease-modifying agents in rheumatoid disorders.
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Chloroquine
Medicine type
Chemical agent
Therapeutic equivalent for
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Recommendations
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Antimalarial medicines > For curative treatment
  • Parenteral > General injections > IV: 40 mg per mL in 5 mL ampoule (as hydrochloride, phosphate or sulfate)
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per 5 mL syrup (as phosphate or sulfate)
  • Oral > Solid: 150 mg tablet (as phosphate or sulfate); 100 mg tablet (as phosphate or sulfate)
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Antimalarial medicines > For chemoprevention
  • Oral > Liquid: 50 mg per 5 mL syrup (as phosphate or sulfate)
  • Oral > Solid: 150 mg tablet (as phosphate or sulfate)
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Disease-modifying agents used in rheumatoid disorders (DMARDs)
  • Oral > Solid: 100 mg tablet (as phosphate or sulfate); 150 mg tablet (as phosphate or sulfate)