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chloroquine

Side Effects

List chloroquine side effects by likelihood and severity.

The following side effects are associated with chloroquine:

Common side effects of chloroquine:

  • Blurred VisionLess Severe
  • Disturbance in the Ability of the Eye to FocusLess Severe
  • Head PainLess Severe
  • Irritation of the Stomach or IntestinesLess Severe
  • ItchingLess Severe

Infrequent side effects of chloroquine:

  • Bleached HairLess Severe
  • Discoloration of NailLess Severe
  • Discoloration of the MouthLess Severe
  • Feel Like Throwing UpLess Severe
  • Hair LossLess Severe
  • Loss of AppetiteLess Severe
  • RashLess Severe
  • Skin DiscolorationLess Severe

Rare side effects of chloroquine:

  • Abnormal Heart Electrical SignalsSevere
  • Abnormal Liver Function TestsSevere
  • Abnormally Low Blood PressureSevere
  • Acquired Decrease of All Cells in the BloodSevere
  • Blind Spot in the EyeSevere
  • Corneal ScarSevere
  • Decreased Blood PlateletsSevere
  • Decreased Neutrophils a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Decreased Vision at NightSevere
  • Deficiency of Granulocytes a Type of White Blood CellSevere
  • Disease of the Macula of the EyeSevere
  • Disease of the Muscle of the Heart with EnlargementSevere
  • Disease of the Retina of the EyeSevere
  • Drug Therapy that Worsens or Flares PsoriasisSevere
  • Erythema MultiformeSevere
  • Giant HivesSevere
  • HepatitisSevere
  • HivesSevere
  • Increased Eosinophils in the BloodSevere
  • Life Threatening Allergic ReactionSevere
  • Low Blood Counts due to Bone Marrow FailureSevere
  • Mental Disorder with Loss of Normal Personality & RealitySevere
  • Mood ChangesSevere
  • Muscle WeaknessSevere
  • Prolonged Q-T Interval on EKGSevere
  • SeizuresSevere
  • Skin Rash with SloughingSevere
  • Stevens-Johnson SyndromeSevere
  • Toxic Epidermal NecrolysisSevere
  • Toxicity to Organs of HearingSevere
  • AnxiousLess Severe
  • Chronic Trouble SleepingLess Severe
  • ConfusedLess Severe
  • DeliriumLess Severe
  • DepressionLess Severe
  • DiarrheaLess Severe
  • Disease of the NervesLess Severe
  • Feeling RestlessLess Severe
  • Generalized Disorder of Peripheral NervesLess Severe
  • HallucinationLess Severe
  • Muscle ProblemsLess Severe
  • Painful, Red or Swollen MouthLess Severe
  • Stomach CrampsLess Severe
  • Sun-Sensitive SkinLess Severe
  • Throwing UpLess Severe

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