Avloclor®

Usual solid dosage form
Tablets
Available as a liquid
Yes (Malarivon® brand)
Available as a licensed liquid formulation?
Yes (Malarivon® brand)
Liquid strengths
80mg/5mL syrup (Malarivon® brand)
Liquid sugar free or not
No
Additional information for Healthcare Professionals+
Dissolve directly in mouth
No
Available as soluble tablets
No
Sub-lingual
No
Specially coated?
No
Available as an unlicensed special liquid formulation?
Yes - oral solution
Licensed for administration via enteral tube
No
Advice on administration via enteral tube
Use the syrup. See chloroquine monograph for further information.
Available as other formulations?
No
Note
Crushed tablets have a very bitter taste
Film coated
Yes
Modified release
No
Enteric coated
No
Sugar coated
No
Generic drug
Chloroquine
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