Should I take Aralen if I am pregnant?

The safety of Aralen in pregnancy is unknown. Experts do know that Aralen (chloroquine) can pass from the mother's blood into an unborn baby. There, it can build up in the baby's eyes. It can remain in the baby's eyes for up to five months, until the baby's kidneys can eliminate it from the body. If you are pregnant or become pregnant, call your doctor. You will have to decide whether Aralen's benefits to you outweigh the potential risks to your unborn baby.

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