Avloclor®

(Avloclor®, Chloroquine)

Available as tablets or capsules.
Tablets
Available as soluble tablets?
No
Available as a liquid?
Yes (Malarivon® brand)
Available as something for placing under your tongue?
No
Available as something for placing on your gum?
-
Available as granules?
-
Available as a patch for putting on your skin?
-
Available as an injection?
-
Available as nasal/oral spray?
-
Safe or appropriate to crush
Licensed alternative formulations available and therefore crushing is not recommended. Crushing or dispersing should always be used as a last resort but current text books and resources suggest it is likely to be safe. Clinicians should be aware that this is an unlicensed use of the medication
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Generic name
Chloroquine
Usual formulation brand names
Avloclor®
Is tablet/capsule specially coated?
No
Modified release
No
Film coated
Yes
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Soluble tablet strength
-
Sublingual/buccal formulation strength
No
Granule strength
-
Transdermal patch strength
-
Injection strength
-
Nasal/oral spray Strength
-
Available as a licensed liquid or special?
Yes (Malarivon® brand)
Are specials or imports available?
Yes - oral solution
Liquid strengths
80mg/5mL syrup (Malarivon® brand)
Is the liquid medicine sugar free?
No
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Use the syrup. See chloroquine monograph for further information.
Notes
Crushed tablets have a very bitter taste