About the drug:
Chloroquine (as phos) is the main active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Lariago tablets. Chloroquine phosphate is in a class of drugs called antimalarials and amebicides. This medicine is known to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites through mosquito bites.
Uses of the drug:
Chloroquine Phosphate is one of a group of medicines called anti malarial, which are used in the prevention and suppression of malaria. Chloroquine is also used to treat infections that are caused due to amoebae and useful in the treatment of extra intestinal amoebiasis, giardiasis, rheumatoid arthritis, discold lupus erythematosus, lepra reactions, photogenicreactions, and infectious mononucleosis.
Working of the drug:
This drug consists of Chloroquine Phosphate, which is in a class of drugs called antimalarials and amebicides. Malaria parasites can enter the body through these mosquito bites, and then live in body tissues such as red blood cells or the liver. This medication is used to kill the malaria parasites living in red blood cells thus, it harm the parasite and fight the infection.
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Dosage form and strengths:
The drug is available in the form of tablets under the following brand name and strength on our website:
- Lariago – 250 mg Tablet
- Lariago –500 mg Tablet
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Before you take the drug:
- Do not take the drug if you:
- Are allergic to this active ingredient Chloroquine Phosphate or any other ingredients of the medicine
- Are pregnant or planning to get pregnant in the near future
- Are a breastfeeding mother
- Are currently taking amiodaraone for treatment of irregular heart beats
- You have a rare hereditary problem of galactose intolerance
Tell your doctor if you:
- You suffer from kidney disorders
- You suffer from liver disorders, particularly cirrhosis
- You suffer from Psoriasis
- You suffer from Porphyria
- You suffer from gastrointestinal disorders.
- You suffer from convulsions or other nervous disorders
How much to take the drug?
The dosage depends upon your age, weight, medical condition and your response to the treatment. Therefore, your doctor will decide the dose. Take the dose exactly as prescribed by the doctor. Never take two 250 mg tablets to substitute one 500 mg tablet.
How to take the drug?
The drug is to be taken exactly as your doctor directed to you. Generally, the dose for an adult is two tablets once a week, on the same day of the week. The tablet is to be swallowed with a glass of water. Do not break or chew the tablet.
For how long to take it?
You should take the dose until you finish the prescription. Do not change the dose or stop it, even if you feel better. You should complete the prescribed dose.
In case of an overdose, get emergency medical attention or call the doctor immediately.
If you miss a dose of Lariago, then take it as soon as you remember. Never take the missed dose if the time to take the next dose is almost up. Taking multiple doses at almost the same time, can lead to excess medication in your body which can be harmful.
Side effects of the drug:
Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, itching, headache, loss of vision, and rash are the common side effects of Chloroquine. If any of these effects continuing for a long time or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
Chloroquinemay rarely cause serious side effects such as: loss of hearing, rashes, photo allergy, mental disturbances, myopathy and graying of hair, new signs of infection (fever, sore throat), unusual weakness, anorexia, cardiac arrest, and seizures.
Common drug interactions:
You must share in advance with your doctor, the list of all medications which you may be using, especially these ones: phenylbutazone, pyridostigmine, cimetidine, amiodaron, antacids, pyrimethamine or sulphadoxine, cyclosporine, mefloquine, birth control pills, antifungal medicines, tuberculosis medicines, blood pressure medications, cancer medication, Lipitor, HIV/AIDS medications, NSAID such as Advil, Aleve, gout or arthritis medications, seizure medications. There may be other medications that can cause drug interaction with this medicine. Never start a new medication with consulting a doctor.
Things to remember:
- Do not share this medicine with anyone else, even if someone shows similar symptoms as you do
- Do not use this medication for any other infection without consulting withs the doctor
- In case you do not feel comfortable after completing the medication prescribed by your doctor, then consult your doctor immediately
- Do not freeze the medicine and store the medicine at room temperature