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In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Chloroquine (chloroquine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: amebicides, antimalarial quinolines and is used to treat Amebiasis, Malaria, Malaria Prevention and Sarcoidosis.

US matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Chemical Name

1,4-Pentanediamine, N4-(7-chloro-4-quinolinyl)-N1,N1-dietyl-

Foreign Names

  • Chloroquinum (Latin)
  • Chloroquin (German)
  • Chloroquine (French)
  • Cloroquina (Spanish)

Generic Names

  • Chloroquine (OS: BAN, DCF)
  • Clorochina (OS: DCIT)
  • Chingaminum (USSRP) (IS)
  • Chlorochinum (IS)
  • RP 3377 (IS)
  • SN 7618 (IS)
  • T 53561 (IS)
  • W 7618 (IS)
  • Win 244 (IS)
  • Chloroquine (PH: USP 41)
  • Chloroquine Phosphate (OS: BANM)
  • Malaquin (IS)
  • Mesylith (IS)
  • Chloroquine (phosphate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Chloroquine phosphate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Chloroquine Phosphate (PH: BP 2018, Ph. Int. 7, USP 41)
  • Chloroquini phosphas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Chloroquinphosphat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Chloroquine Hydrochloride (PH: USP 41)
  • Chloroquine Sulfate (OS: BANM)
  • Chloroquine (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)
  • Chloroquine sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Chloroquine Sulfate (PH: BP 2018)
  • Chloroquini sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 9, Ph. Int. 7)
  • Chloroquinsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 9)

Brand Names

  • Alexoquine
    Alexandria Co., Egypt
  • Avloclor
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom; IFET, Greece
  • Avloquin
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Boots Chloroquine and Proguanil Anti-Malarial [+ Proguanil]
    The Boots Company, United Kingdom
  • Cadiquin
    Zydus Cadila, India
  • Chloroquine
    Cadila, India; Donvalley, Pakistan; Epoch, Pakistan; Ethical, Pakistan; Geofman, Pakistan; Harmann, Pakistan; Helix, Pakistan; Ideal, Pakistan; Irza, Pakistan; KPL Pharma, Pakistan; LCPW, Pakistan; Libra, Pakistan; Lisko, Pakistan; PDH, Pakistan; Polyfine, Pakistan; Uneskolabs, Pakistan; Wilshire, Pakistan
  • Chloroquine Indo Farma
    Indofarma, Indonesia
  • Chloroquine Pharco
    Pharco, Egypt
  • Chloroquine Phosphate
    Sanolabor, Slovenia
  • Clip
    Opalia, Tunisia
  • Clit
    Hudson, Bangladesh
  • Emquin
    Merck, India
  • Emquin-DS
    Merck, India
  • Lariago
    IPCA, India
  • Lariago-DS
    IPCA, India
  • Maligon
    Unijules, India
  • Nivaquine
    Famar, Lebanon; Sanofi Aventis, Tunisia
  • Nivaquine-P
    AHPL, India
  • Resochin
    Bayer, India; Bayer, Slovenia
  • Resochin-DS
    Bayer, India
  • A-CQ 100 Chloroquine
    Artecef, Netherlands
  • Aloquin
    Alco, Bangladesh
  • Aralen
    Sanofi-Aventis, Ecuador; Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico; Sanofi-Aventis, United States
  • Arechin
    Polfa Pabianice, Poland
  • Avloclor
    AstraZeneca, Kuwait; Central Procurement & Supplies Unit, Malta
  • Avloquin
    ACI, Bangladesh
  • Chlorofoz
    AM-Europharma, Philippines
  • Chloromax
    Oboi, Philippines
  • Chloroquine
    Riyadh Pharma, Oman
  • Chloroquine - Tianjin Huajin
    Huajin Pharmaceutical, China
  • Chloroquine GPO
    GPO, Thailand
  • Chloroquine Pharco
    Pharco, Kuwait
  • Chloroquine Phosphate
    Remedica, Cyprus
  • Clit
    Hudson, Bangladesh
  • Cloquin
    Woodward, Pakistan
  • Clorochina Bayer
    Bayer, Italy
  • Clorochina Bifosfato
    Ecobi, Italy
  • Cloroquina Difosfato L.CH.
    Laboratorio Chile, Chile
  • Cloroquina Difosfato Pharma Arte
    Pharma Arte, Paraguay
  • Cloroquina Fosfato
    Quimica Suiza, Peru
  • Cloroquina Humax
    Humax, Colombia
  • Delagil
    Alkaloid, Georgia; Alkaloida, Russian Federation; PharmaSwiss, Hungary
  • Diroquine
    Atlantic Lab, Thailand
  • Efroquine
    Efroze, Pakistan
  • Fevokine
    GSK, Pakistan
  • G-Chloroquine
    Gonoshasthaya, Bangladesh
  • Geniquin
    Genera Pharma, Pakistan
  • Jasochlor
    Jayson, Bangladesh
  • Klarquine
    Karmann, Pakistan
  • Klorokinfosfat Recip
    Recip, Iceland; Recip, Sweden
  • Kutlu
    Keymen, Turkey
  • Malaban
    Raka Poshi, Pakistan
  • Malarex
    Actavis, Indonesia; Dumex, Kuwait
  • Malarivon
    Wallace, United Kingdom
  • Malfree
    Benson Pharma, Pakistan
  • Masiquine
    Mass Pharma, Pakistan
  • Nivaquine-P
    Sanofi-Aventis, Bangladesh
  • Paludrine/Avloclor [+ Proguanil]
    Alliance Pharmaceuticals, United Kingdom
  • Reconil
    Incepta, Bangladesh
  • Resochin
    Bayer Austria, Austria; Bayer HealthCare, Bulgaria; Bayer HealthCare, Indonesia; Bayer Schering, Bulgaria; Kern Pharma, Spain
  • Resochin 250mg
    Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Resochin 50mg/ml
    Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Resochin junior 81mg [pediatric]
    Bayer Vital, Germany
  • Resochina
    Bayer, Portugal
  • Riboquin
    Dexa Medica, Indonesia
  • Savarine [+ Proguanil]
    CSP, France; IFET, Greece
  • Teva-Chloroquine
    Teva Canada, Canada
  • Tributame Euthanasia [+ Embutramid, + Lidocaine] [veterinary use]
    Cronus Pharma, United States
  • UV-Lube Unims
    FDC, India
  • Aralen Hydrochloride
    sanofi-aventis, United States
  • Parenquil
    Complex Therapeutics, Chile
  • Mirquin
    Mirren, South Africa
  • Nivaquine
    Sanofi-Aventis, France; Winthrop, South Africa
  • Nivaquine 100mg
    Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland
  • Plasmoquine
    Medchem, South Africa


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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