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Chloroquine base 150mg tabs/PAC-100


Chloroquine 150mg (as phosphate or sulfate) tablets, a pack of 100.
Indicative Price 3.30 USD

General Description
Chloroquine Phosphate tablets equivalent to Chloroquine 150mg base or 155mg base, in bottle pack of 100

Technical Specifications
Each tablet contains Chloroquine Phosphate 242mg, equivalent to 150mg Chloroquine base (USP) or Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg equivalent to approximately 155mg Chloroquine base (BP).

Therapeutic class
Chloroquine is a 4-Aminoquinolone

Standard shelf life
3 years (36 months)

Guidelines for use
For more details, please see
World Health Organisation (WHO), Guidelines for the treatment of Malaria: (www.who.int/malaria/en/)

WHO, Model Lists of Essential Medicines for adults and/or children respectively: (www.who.int/medicines/publications/essentialmedicines/en/index.html)

WHO Model Formulary: http://www.who.int/selection_medicines/list/en/
or your regional and/or national guidelines.

Indications
Treatment of acute uncomplicated P. vivax, P. malariae and P. ovale malaria as part of combination therapy with Primaquine. Not recommended for use in P.falciparum malaria due to wide spread resistance.
Chloroquine is also used for the treatment of extra intestinal amoebiasis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Note that Chloroquine does not prevent relapse as it has no activity against the exoerythrocytic forms of the parasite.
By mouth (oral)

Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30°C
Store in original packaging
Keep out of the reach of children (accidental ingestion associated with fatalities especially in children)
Protect from light and moisture

Dispensing instructions
To be taken after meals.
Note: For treatment of P.vivax malaria, Chloroquine must be taken in combination with primaquine, an 8-aminoquinolone.

Other available formulations
The product may also be available in other formulations or pack sizes.
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