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How Often to Take Aralen

To treat malaria in adults, Aralen® (chloroquine phosphate) is often taken twice a day for one day and then once a day for two more days. For treating extraintestinal amebiasis, the standard recommended dosage is 1000 mg once a day for two days, then 500 mg once a day for two to three weeks.
To prevent malaria, Aralen must be taken before, during, and after travel to a malaria zone. It is usually taken once a week, starting two weeks before traveling to a malaria area. The medication is continued through your trip and is stopped eight weeks after leaving the malaria area.
(Click Aralen Dosage to learn more about how often this medication should be taken. This article also discusses dosing in children and explains why it's important to finish your entire course of the medication.)
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