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Does Aralen interact with other medications or food?

You can maintain your normal diet while taking Aralen (chloroquine). Certain drugs do interact with it, however. Cimetidine may amplify its effects to a dangerous level. Other drugs may prevent it from working. These include kaolin and magnesium trisilicate. Aralen can decrease the effectiveness of ampicillin, and will increase the blood concentration of cyclosporine. Talk to your doctor about all of the medications and supplements you are taking or planning to take to make sure they don't cause undesirable interactions.

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