Aralen Phosphate

Aralen prevents and treats malaria. Take this medication with food to minimize stomach upset.

Aralen Phosphate Overview

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Aralen is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat malaria. It is also used to treat amebiasis (an infection caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica). This medication belongs to a group of drugs called antimalarials and amebicides. The exact way it works to kill parasites is unknown.

Aralen comes in tablet form. Take this medication with food to minimize stomach upset. Aralen is taken once or twice a day. If used for the prevention of malaria, it is taken once a week beginning 2 weeks prior to traveling to an area where malaria is common.

Common side effects include headache, loss of appetite, diarrhea, and upset stomach.

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Uses of Aralen Phosphate

Aralen is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat malaria. It is also used to treat amebiasis (an infection caused by the parasite Entamoeba histolytica).

This medication may be prescribed for other uses. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

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Chloroquine

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Aralen Phosphate Drug Class

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Side Effects of Aralen Phosphate

Common side effects include:

  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • stomach cramps
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • blurred vision
  • hearing problems
  • rash
  • hair loss

Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Aralen. For more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.