What is Chloroquine?
Chloroquine is an oral medication that comes in tablet form. Chloroquine targets the parasites in the red blood cells. Chloroquine terminates parasites, which prevents the disease from spreading. Chloroquine has been used in the treatment and prevention of malaria for years however a resistant form to the medication has been shown in some countries.
How do I take Chloroquine?
Chloroquine is taken once, 1-2 weeks prior to entering a malaria prone area. Once you arrive at the destination Chloroquine is taken weekly whilst there. After departing you must continue to take chloroquine weekly for 4 weeks. Chloroquine is effective with 5 strains of malaria however in some areas may need to be used in conjunction with other medications.
All medicine has side effects associated with taking them however not everyone will suffer from them. Keep in mind that the benefits of taking medication to prevent a serious condition are more important than some minor side effects. Most side effects usually only last 1-2 weeks when taking a new medication.
Common side effects include:
- Stomach ache
- Blurred vision
- Postural hypertension
All medication will come with side effect information from the manufactures. It is also best you talk to your doctor if you have any concerns as they maybe able to change the dose you are currently taking or change medications.
How do I purchase Chloroquine online?
First you need to obtain a valid prescription through an online consultation to purchase Chloroquine as it is a prescription medication. This is a free and short consultation from the privacy of your home. This replaces the face-to-face consult you would normally have with a doctor. Once you have been approved the medication will be sent out to you.