Paludrine & Avloclor is a commonly used antimalarial which can be taken to protect against infections of the malaria parasite where it's not become resistant to chloroquine. It's not common for Paludrine Avloclor side effects to occur, but they could be more likely to affect some people than others. It's also possible to make developing side effects much less likely by ensuring that you take it correctly, adjusting how you use it or by taking an alternative antimalarial if you have a condition that could make you more vulnerable to developing Paludrine Avloclor side effects.
Headaches are a common yet mild side effect associated with Paludrine & Avloclor. Mood changes, such as increased anxiety, are very rare.Gastric
Gastric side effects are commonly reported and could include an upset stomach, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach cramps and/or constipation.Skin
Though it is rare, the skin may be affected by this medication. It may cause rashes, psoriasis or itchiness.Hearing
It is rare for Paludrine & Avloclor to affect your hearing, but loss of hearing and tinnitus has been reported in a very small number of patients.
Paludrine & Avloclor can cause side effects, but just like with any other prescription medication they won't affect everyone. The most common Paludrine Avloclor side effects that affect people are luckily mild and could include:
The following Paludrine Avloclor side effects are much rarer but they can potentially be serious so seek medical help if you experience any of the below or anything not listed below:
It’s not recommended that you use Paludrine & Avloclor if you are allergic to proguanil hydrochloride or chloroquine phosphate, the two active ingredients, as taking it could lead to an allergic reaction, which is one of the most serious Paludrine Avloclor side effects.
You should also make sure that you mention any medical conditions you might have to your doctor to ensure that you can use Paludrine & Avloclor safely. Some people might have to take special care when taking Paludrine & Avloclor and these groups include people with epilepsy, those with liver or kidney problems, people with porphyria, those with psoriasis, if you have mysasthenia gravis, and those with a blood problem known as glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. Although it’s unlikely to be a problem, you should speak to your doctor before using this antimalarial if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some medications may increase the risk of you developing Paludrine Avloclor side effects, which is why it's important to mention any medications you are taking to the doctor during your doctor's consultation, in particular if you are using the following medicines:
Making sure that you only take Paludrine & Avloclor if it’s absolutely right for you will lower your risk of developing Paludrine Avloclor side effects quite substantially. Most of the common Paludrine Avloclor side effects can also be avoided by ensuring that you take the tablets with food.