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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:

UK matches:



ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

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 (IS: USSRP)
  • Chlorochinum (IS)
  • RP 3377 (IS)
  • SN 7618 (IS)
  • T 53561 (IS)
  • W 7618 (IS)
  • Win 244 (IS)
  • Chloroquine (PH: USP 38)
  • Chloroquine Phosphate (OS: BANM)
  • Malaquin (IS)
  • Mesylith (IS)
  • Chloroquine (phosphate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloroquine phosphate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloroquine Phosphate (PH: BP 2016, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Chloroquini phosphas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chloroquinphosphat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloroquine Sulfate (OS: BANM)
  • Chloroquine (sulfate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Chloroquine sulfate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chloroquine Sulfate (PH: BP 2016)
  • Chloroquini sulfas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Chloroquinsulfat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)

Brand Names


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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