What is Chloroquine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Plasmoquine Avolclor Nivaquine

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Chloroquine is an antimalarial agent it is used for the suppression or chemoprophylaxis of malaria the treatment of uncomplicated or mild-to-moderate malaria and extraintestinal amebiasis.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle and joint pain 7 3
Systemic lupus erythematosus 3 2
Interstitial lung disease 2 0
Rheumatoid arthritis 2 0
Subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus 2 1
Babesiosis 1 1

Show all 8 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 0
Moderate 3
Mild 0
None 5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Chloroquine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Eye floaters 1
Itching 1
Jarisch-Herxeimer reaction 1

Why patients stopped taking Chloroquine

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Reason Patients Percentage
Doctor's advice 4
Did not seem to work 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Other 2
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Chloroquine

Duration

Stopped taking Chloroquine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 6
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 4
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 0
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Chloroquine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) 3
Prednisone (Deltasone) 2
Ceftriaxone (Rocephin) 1
Morphine ER (MS Contin) 1

Patients stopped taking Chloroquine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Methotrexate (Trexall) 2
Cyclophosphamide (Cytoxan) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Chloroquine.