Chloroquine (Avloclor) new

Needs to be taken one week before entering an area where malaria is present and continued until four weeks after leaving the malaria area


20 x 250mg

Info  Tablets are rounded up to the nearest packet size

Dosage Information

Take 2 tablets every week on the same day each week

Number of tablets to be supplied

Dosage Start Date

Dosage End Date

Order now and get it by Friday 29th March



Side Effects

Q & A

Malaria is a serious mosquito-borne infectious disease. Plasmodium is a parasite present in the infected female mosquitoes. It passes on to humans by a bite. High fever, chills, and flu-like illness are the basic symptoms. Malaria can infect people of any age. Travellers to countries where malaria is present may be at risk for infection. Although malaria can be a fatal disease, illness and death caused by this deadly infection can be averted.

Chloroquine is an antimalarial medicine. It is also called Avloclor (chloroquine phosphate) and Malarivon (chloroquine phosphate). Chloroquine is available in tablets and liquid forms. It contains chloroquine phosphate which helps prevent malaria. Chloroquine is especially recommended for people living in or travelling to malaria-prone destinations.

Download Chloroquine patient information leaflet

  • Always read the patient leaflet for more detailed information
  • Take the medicine as prescribed by the doctor
  • Start the course one week before your travel, continue during your stay, and for 4 weeks after leaving the risk-destination
  • Take the medicine after meal
  • Dose for an adult - 2 tablets once a week, on the same day of the week
  • For children, read the instructions on the label, as their dose will depend upon their age and weight
  • Usually, children between 1-4 years are given ½ tablet; 5-8 years 1 tablet; and 9-14 years 1 ½ tablets; 14+ years 2 tablets per week on the same day, each week

In case of overdose, go for medical help immediately. Chloroquine in high quantity can cause serious problems.

Antacids are not advisable with chloroquine. They reduce the anti-malaria effect. Give a gap of 2 hours, before or after taking chloroquine.

  • Feeling sick
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Feeling dizzy
  • Hair loss
  • Change in skin color
  • Itchy skin rashes
  • Low blood sugar levels

Serious Side Effects

  • Allergic reactions
  • Breathing problems
  • Swelling of the face, lips, or throat
  • Itching
  • Severe rashes
  • Blisters

Chloroquine rare side-effects when taken long-term

  • Abnormal heart rates
  • Insomnia
  • Photosensitivity
  • Hallucinations
  • Lung diseases
  • Eyesight problems
  • Hearing problems
  • Mood swings
  • Liver problems
  • Cardiac muscle disease
  • Low blood pressure
  • Changes in hair colour
  • Weakening of muscles

These details are provided only as a guide. Please read patient information leaflet for more details.

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Is malaria a contagious disease?

It is not spread from person to person. For example, you cannot get malaria from simply coming into contact with someone who is infected.

How is malaria transmitted?

Malaria will typically be transmitted through the bite of an anopheline mosquito which is carrying the infection. The only other means of transmission is through blood transfusion. In cases of congenital malaria, the infection can be transmitted from a pregnant mother to their child prior to/during birth.

Is there a cure for malaria?

There are ongoing studies around the world, testing various different methods and approaches. However, none are expected to be widely available anytime soon. If you treat the disease effectively and hastily, it will potentially be able to be cured.

Who is most at risk of falling ill and dying from malaria?

Those at highest risk of becoming seriously ill and dying from malaria are children, pregnant women, and travellers who have never previously been exposed to the infection. The most affected group for deaths would be children below the age of 5 who live in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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