You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Aralen if you have:
- Liver disease, such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, or liver failure
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- Porphyria (an inherited skin condition)
- A condition called G-6-PD (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency
- Any eye or vision problems
- Hearing problems
- A history of seizures
- Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Aralen and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Aralen and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Aralen Warnings and Precautions to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
What If I Take an Overdose?As with any medication, it is possible to take too much Aralen. In fact, an overdose may be extremely dangerous and can even cause death. If you happen to overdose on Aralen, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Aralen Overdose for more information.)