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What is Aralen?

Aralen, which contains the active ingredient chloroquine, is the brand name of a drug used to prevent and treat malaria infections caused by susceptible strains of Plasmodium malariae. It also is used for infections caused by susceptible strains of amoeba. This type of drug is called an antimalarial. The precise mechanism of action is not well understood.

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