Chloroquine

Overview

Categories

Primary Characterstics

Indications

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Pharmacokinetics

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Contraindications

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Drug Interactions

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Side Effects

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Dosage

Chloroquine's dosage details are as follows:
Dose Single Dose Frequency Route Instructions

Adult Dosage

25 mg /kg25 (25)As recommended.IV InfIn several infusions over 30 to 32 hours in severe and complicated malaria when patient is unable to take oral medication
300 mg300 (300)As recommended.POMaintenance After 6 hrs of initial dose, then OD for 2 days
500 mg500 (500)As recommended.PODose for Chloroquine phosphate: This dose is recommended in malaria and it should be given at the same day of each week.

Paedriatic Dosage (20kg)

3 mg/kg3 (3)As recommended.oralfor lupus erythematosis light sensitive skin eruption.
5 mg/kg5 (5)24 hourlyOralMaintenance after 6 hours of initial, for 2 days
12 mg/kg12 (12)24 hourlyOralInitially for Once

Neonatal Dosage (3kg)

6 mg/kg6 (6)24 hourlyOralMaintenance after 6 hours of initial, for 2 days
12 mg/kg12 (12)As recommended.OralInitially for Once

High Risk Groups

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Warning / Precautions

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Storage Conditions

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Interference in Pathology

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Brands / Trade Names of Chloroquine

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