Aralen is a brand name of chloroquine (also known as chloroquine phosphate) produced by sanofi-aventis. Aralen is a medication for the treatment and prevention of malaria, a lethal disease which records infection of over 200 million patients yearly. Aralen is taken orally and occasionally prescribed for amebiasis (infections caused by amoebae) which occurs outside of the intestines and rheumatic diseases such as arthritis, and lupus erythematosus. Chloroquine is known to inhibit the growth of parasites in the human blood cells. There is more focus on the use of aralen for the treatment of malaria and the parasite is gotten from mosquito bites. Apart from chloroquine aralen by sanofi-aventis, there are other brand names of chloroquine marketed as the generic of the same substance for the treatment of malaria. Chloroquine (aralen) saves millions of lives yearly outside the estimated 600,000 misfortune malaria infected patients that die yearly. Malaria disease is common in Africa, South America, and Southern Asia.
Chloroquine tablets comes in chloroquine 500mg salt tablet and chloroquine 250mg salt tablet. The chloroquine 500mg salt tablet is also known as the 300mg base while the chloroquine 250mg salt tablet can also be called the 150mg base. The two chloroquine doses can be prescribed and used for malaria treatment.
Chloroquine tablets are to be taken as prescribed by the physician or health care provider. However, itâ€™s important to note some health conditions not suitable for anyone aspiring to use chloroquine (Aralen) as a treatment option for malaria. Also, some medications may interact with aralen if used concurrently. Please do not take aralen if you have psoriasis, allergic to chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine, if you are taking a similar anti-malaria drug, have a history of vision changes or damage to your retina caused by chloroquine. Discuss with your doctor or health care personnel on how to take chloroquine if you are taking antibiotics, kaolin, cimetidine, arsenic trioxide, droperidol, multivitamins, antacids, ziprasidone, cyclosporine, and other medications that affect the rhythm of the heart.
Possible side effects
Aralen (chloroquine) may not be tolerated by some people. Major adverse effects proven clinically are headaches, stomach pain, nausea, muscle weakness, numbness, tingling, changes in vision, vomiting, feeling faint, and weakness or tiredness. Taking Aralen with food is known to reduce chances of having any of the mentioned side effects. Some people may also experience itching for taking chloroquine. Minor adverse effects which include occasional vomiting, nausea, stomach cramps, and diarrhea generally do not require impede the efficacy of Aralen. However, if you cannot tolerate the minor side effects, itâ€™s important to discuss with your doctor or health care provider for a more suitable option for you in the treatment of malaria.
Where to buy chloroquine and cost
Chloroquine is available at different pharmaceutical or drug stores in the United states, Canada, United kingdom, Australia, and so on. You can buy chloroquine online from any of the reliable stores with FDA license. The dose of chloroquine to be purchased, source (store at which you are placing order) and the brand may affect the chloroquine cost. Some manufacturers of chloroquine may offer coupons which include trials, savings card, rebate, or free samples of chloroquine which may be printed from their websites, while others would require registration, questionnaire completion, or obtaining a chloroquine sample directly from your health care provider. It may be very convenient to buy chloroquine online but thereâ€™s need to ensure you are buying from a trusted store.chloroquine price is around $97 for 50 tablets of chloroquine 250mgand $30 for 6 tablets of chloroquine 500 mg. That being said, you may have to consider the cost of chloroquine at nearby stores (or known reliable online stores)against the chloroquine dose to ascertain the best place to buy chloroquine from.