Chloroquine is used against malaria.
Important: Take chloroquine with food.
Chloroquine often must be taken along
with other medicines to work. Check
with your local health authorities to see
what works where you live.
Prevent malaria by sleeping under
Side effects: Blurring of vision that
should stop after you stop using it.
Often comes in: chloroquine phosphate
comes in tablets of 250 mg; chloroquine
sulfate comes in tablets of 200 mg.
How to use:
For malaria (see p. 98), give 600 mg
by mouth once a day for 2 days. Then
on the third day, give 300 mg.
Other drugs that may work:
artemisinin, clindamycin, quinine,
WARNING: In many parts of the
world, chloroquine no longer
People with epilepsy should not
Clindamycin is a strong antibiotic. In this
book, we only describe how to use it to
Side effects: Diarrhea, vomiting, rash,
metallic taste in the mouth. May cause
yeast infection in women or diaper rash
Often comes in: capsules of 150 mg;
liquid for injection of 150 mg per ml.
How to use:
For malaria (see p. 99), give 600 mg
by mouth 2 times a day for 7 days.
You must also give artesunate (see
Other drugs that might work:
artemisinin, choloroquine, quinine,
WARNING: Clindamycin can
cause serious problems with
It also passes through a
breastfeeding mother’s milk
to her baby.
Only use this drug when it is
A Book for Midwives (2010)