Chloroquine 250mg Tablets

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  • To help prevent malaria.
  • Active Ingredient: Chloroquine
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chloroquine 250mg are in very short supply currently as it has have been linked with treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia   and the UK  has banned the parallel export of two COVID-19 treatment candidates to protect national supply one of which is chloroquine.

Chloroquine 250mg Tablets are used to prevent and to treat malaria in areas where malaria is known to be sensitive to its effects.

We only advise for use as an anti-malarial.

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chloroquine 250mg are in very short supply currently as it has been linked with treatment of novel coronavirus pneumonia

and the UK  has banned the parallel export of two COVID-19 treatment candidates to protect national supply

one of which is chloroquine.

 

We only advise for use as an anti-malarial.

My Pharmacy is the Best Place to Buy Chloroquine  250mg Tablets in the UK in 2019.

What Chloroquine 250mg Tablets are and what it is used

chloroquine 250mg Tablets belongs to a group of medicines called ‘anti-malarials’.

‘Anti-malarials’ can be taken in certain parts of the world to help prevent malaria. This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Chloroquine will give some degree of protection (prophylaxis) against malaria in certain countries.

Medicines to help prevent malaria (malaria prophylaxis) are recommended for:

  • People travelling to countries where malaria occurs.
  • People living in malaria areas who are not immune to malaria.

These people have little or no immunity to malaria, so they are at risk of severe attacks.

This is a serious disease spread by infected mosquitoes. Your Anti-malarial medication will give some degree of protection (prophylaxis) against malaria in certain countries. It can be used when it is necessary to take more than one type of medicine at the same time to help prevent malaria. Medicines to help prevent malaria (malaria prophylaxis) are recommended for:
• People travelling to countries where malaria occurs.
• People living in malaria areas who are not immune to malaria.

These people have little or no immunity to malaria, so they are at risk of severe attacks. You must get medical advice on which anti-malarial medicines to take.
You must ask your doctor or pharmacist if this Anti-malarial Travel Pack is suitable for the part of the world that you are visiting.

Please visit the Fit for Travel website  to ensure this is the recommended treatment for your destination. Further travel  information is also provided.

Avoiding mosquito bites with Chloroquine  250mg Tablets

When you are taking this medicine to prevent malaria, you should also reduce the chances of being bitten by mosquitoes.

• Wear light-coloured, long-sleeved clothing and long trousers when you are outside after sunset.
• Use insect repellent creams or sprays on parts of your body not covered by clothing.
• Sleep in a properly screened room or under a mosquito net.
• Spray to kill any mosquitoes that may have entered rooms in spite of screening.

Signs of malaria

No medicine can be guaranteed to protect against malaria in every case. If you have a high temperature (fever) during your visit to a malaria area, or up to a year after returning
home, you should suspect malaria. Contact a doctor straight away and let him or her know that you have visited a malaria area.

Directions of use for Chloroquine 250mg Tablets

Please visit the Fit for Travel website  to ensure this is the recommended treatment for your destination. Further travel  information is also provided.

If this medicine is from your doctor or pharmacist, take it exactly as they have told you. Otherwise, follow the instructions below. If you do not understand the instructions, or you are
not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

When to start taking your medicine

  • Start taking this medicine one week before you enter the malaria area.
  • You must continue to take it during your stay.
  • You must keep taking this medicine for 4 weeks after leaving the malaria area.

Adults and children over 14 years

  • Take two Chloroquine tablets once a week on the same day each week.

Elderly people

  • If you are an elderly person your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests. Your doctor may also decide to give you a different dose.

Children

Do not give Chloroquine to children under 1 year of age. For children over 1 year of age, the dose depends on the child’s age.

  • Ages 1 to 4 years: Take half a tablet once a week (on the same day each week).
  • Ages 5 to 8 years: Take one tablet once a week (on the same day each week).
  • Ages 9 to 14 years: Take one and a half tablets once a week (on the same day each week).

Side Effects

Serious side effects
If you experience any of the following side effects, stop taking Avloclor and get medical
help or contact your doctor straight away.
• Allergic reactions including difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat
which may cause difficulty in swallowing and an itchy rash (similar to nettle rash or hives)
• A severe rash with blisters or peeling of the skin and possibly blisters in the mouth and
nose.
• Seeing, feeling or hearing things that are not there (hallucinations) (rare).
• Cardiac muscle disease (cardiomyopathy) which may be fatal in case of high-dose longterm use. See section 2, warnings and precautions (rare).
• Abnormal heart rhythm, life-threatening irregular heart rhythm (seen on ECG). See section
2, Warnings and precautions (frequency not known).
• Liver problems which may cause yellowing of your skin or the whites of your eyes.
If you are taking Avloclor for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests
to check how well your liver is working (rare).
• Inflammation of the lungs causing a condition known as diffuse parenchymal lung disease.
If you develop serious breathlessness or worsening of breathlessness seek prompt medical
advice.
• Convulsions or fits.
• Some or complete loss of eyesight.
• Changes to the retina of your eye (retinopathy) or to the cornea. This can lead to ‘patchy’
eyesight.
• A rash caused by the medicine associated with an increase in the number of white blood
cells (that may show up in blood tests) and symptoms involving the whole body. You may
notice some or all of the following symptoms: a skin rash and fever, swelling of the face,
tender generalized swollen or enlarged lymph nodes, or other symptoms suggesting
involvement of other body organs including the liver, kidney or lung (such as yellowing
of the skin or eyes, urinary problems, breathlessness).
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• A reduced number of blood cells. This can make you bruise more easily, get serious
infections, have sudden bleeding or feel very tired or breathless. If you are taking
Avloclor for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have blood tests.
Other possible side effects (frequency not known)
When Avloclor is used to prevent or suppress malaria, these are generally not serious. If
Avloclor is used for a long time, they can be more serious.
Heart
• Changes in the way your heart works (known as ‘electrocardiographic changes’).
• Low blood pressure. This may make you feel faint or dizzy.
Nervous system
• Headache.
• Feeling dizzy or light-headed.
• Involuntary muscle movements or spasms.
Behaviour
• Insomnia.
• Mood changes or other effects on behaviour. These include feeling depressed, confused or
anxious.
Skin
• Skin rash, including a scaly rash (psoriasis) or itch.
• Peeling skin.
• Discolouration of the skin or mucous membranes (such as the inside of your mouth).
• Being sensitive to sun light which may require medical treatment.
• The appearance of small fluid filled bumps on the skin.
Hair
• Changes in hair colour.
• Hair loss.
Eyes
• Blurred eyesight.
• Problems with your colour vision.
• Difficulty in focussing your eyes.
• Double vision.
If you are taking Avloclor for a long time, your doctor may suggest that you have eye tests.
Ears
• Hearing loss.
• Ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Stomach and gut
• Stomach upsets, feeling sick (nausea), being sick (vomiting), diarrhoea or stomach cramps.
Other
• Weakening of your muscles (neuromyopathy and myopathy).

Malaria

Malaria is a serious tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. If it isn’t diagnosed and treated promptly, it can be fatal.

A single mosquito bite is all it takes for someone to become infected.

Symptoms of malaria
It’s important to be aware of the symptoms of malaria if you’re travelling to areas where there’s a high risk of the disease. Symptoms include:

– a high temperature (fever)
– sweats and chills
– headaches
– vomiting
– muscle pains
– diarrhoea
Symptoms usually appear between 7 and 18 days after becoming infected, but in some cases the symptoms may not appear for up to a year, or occasionally even longer.

When to seek medical attention

Seek medical help immediately if you develop symptoms of malaria during or after a visit to an area where the disease is found.

Malaria risk areas

Malaria is found in more than 100 countries, mainly in tropical regions of the world, including:

– Large areas of Africa and Asia
– Central and South America
– Haiti and the Dominican Republic
– Parts of the Middle East
– Some Pacific islands

The Fit for Travel website has more information about the risk of malaria in specific countries.

Preventing malaria

Many cases of malaria can be avoided. An easy way to remember is the ABCD approach to prevention:

– Awareness of risk – find out whether you’re at risk of getting malaria before travelling
– Bite prevention – avoid mosquito bites by using insect repellent, covering your arms and legs, and using an insecticide-treated mosquito net
– Check whether you need to take malaria prevention tablets – if you do,make sure you take the right antimalarial tablets at the right dose, and finish the course
– Diagnosis – seek immediate medical advice if you develop malaria symptoms, as long as up to a year after you return from travelling

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