ANTIMALARIAL/DISEASE-MODIFYING ANTIRHEUMATIC DRUG (DMARD)
Aralen is a prescription drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to treat malaria. Aralen is also prescribed off-label to treat rheumatoid arthritis. Aralen may be referred to by its drug name, Chloroquine.
Aralen is an antimalarial medication. In cases of rheumatoid arthritis, Aralen is believed to work by reducing inflammation.
How do I take it?
Aralen is taken once daily.
Aralen comes in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Aralen lists common side effects including nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, loss of appetite, heartburn, abdominal cramps, blurred vision, temporary hair loss, and upset stomach.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Aralen include blood disorders, low blood pressure, and irreversible damage to vision.