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Diagnosed with malaria. Prescribed lariago. Suggest dosage?

my younger sister is 17years and was diagnosed for MALARIA POSITIVE. Our family doctor gave her 3 tablets of 250mg tablets of "Lariago" and then advised us to give her 1and a half tab after 8 hours. I wanted to enquire why did he overdose her the first time. And also later the next day doctor said that we should give her half tablet during day and 1 during night. So should i continue the dose on the 3rd day and how much should i give her??
Asked On : Thu, 17 Oct 2013
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welcome to HCM!
your doctor has given your sister correct doses of lariago.Lariago is chloroquine,initial dose is 600-1000 mg stat followed by half the dose within 8 hrs,then 24 and 48 hrs this is the complete course.
hope this helps your sister !Take care
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