Brand Names : Aralen, Aralen HCl
Once a medicine has been approved
for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful
for other medical problems. Although these uses are not included in product
labeling, chloroquine is used in certain patients with the following medical
Arthritis in children
High levels of calcium in the blood associated with sarcoidosis
Systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus; SLE)
Various skin disorders
For patients taking chloroquine for arthritis or lupus
This medicine must be taken regularly as ordered by your doctor in
order for it to help you. It may take up to several weeks before you begin
to feel better. It may take up to 6 months before you feel the full benefit
of this medicine.
If your symptoms of arthritis do not improve within a few weeks or
months, or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
Other than the above information, there is no additional information relating
to proper use, precautions, or side effects for these uses.