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Aralen Side Effects

Some of the more commonly reported side effects with Aralen include headache, loss of appetite, and vomiting. Because this is an older medication, only vague information is available on how frequently side effects occur. Be aware of potentially serious reactions during treatment, such as a rash or vision problems. These should be reported to your healthcare provider right away.

An Introduction to Aralen Side Effects

Just like any medicine, Aralen® (chloroquine phosphate) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Aralen. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Aralen

For many medications, the prescribing information carefully explains the exact percentage of side effects that were seen in clinical trials. However, the prescribing information for almost all older medications, including Aralen, include only vague side effect information, with no percentages. Therefore, it can be difficult to know exactly how common the side effects of such medications may be.
Possible Aralen side effects include but are not limited to:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramps
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Skin rash
  • Hair loss or changes in hair color
  • Changes in skin pigment
  • Itching
  • Confusion
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sensitivity to the sun.

Aralen Medication Information

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