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Suggest Dosage For Chloroquine Phosphate Tablet

Hi. I am visiting India and forgot to bring any Malarone or other malaria prophylactic. I was given some Chloroquine Phosphate Tablets (Lariago-DS), but the Dosage says: As directed by Physician. Is this something that takes effect right away, like Malarone (take 1 day prior to entering an area where malaria is prevalent), or is it too late to take this medication? Thanking you in advance, Amy
Thu, 10 Dec 2020
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Hi,

Chloroquine is given from 2 weeks before departure to 2 weeks after return. You can use Primaquine which is readily available in India. It has to be used from 1 day before departure. Hence, I guess you can start ASAP, daily during your stay and 1 week after reaching back home.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir, Internal Medicine Specialist
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Suggest Dosage For Chloroquine Phosphate Tablet

Hi, Chloroquine is given from 2 weeks before departure to 2 weeks after return. You can use Primaquine which is readily available in India. It has to be used from 1 day before departure. Hence, I guess you can start ASAP, daily during your stay and 1 week after reaching back home. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Mohammed Abdul Nasir, Internal Medicine Specialist