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What are the risks of taking Aralen?

There are several risks associated with taking Aralen (chloroquine) tablets:
  • Using it for a long time may damage your eyes.
  • Some malarial parasites may be resistant to Aralen.
  • Accidental ingestion of Aralen is potentially deadly, so keep the drug out of reach of children.
  • If you have psoriasis (a skin disease), Aralen may cause a severe attack.
  • In people with fragile red blood cells (a condition called porphyria), Aralen may destroy more red blood cells.
  • Long-term or high-dose use of similar drugs has caused irreversible vision loss.
If you have any questions about Aralen, ask your doctor.
 

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