Idiquin 250mg Bottle Of 60ml Syrup

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Idiquin 250 MG Description

Idiquin Syrup is primarily used to prevent and treat malaria. It contains chloroquine, as its active ingredient that belongs to an antimalarial class of medicines. This medicine works by acting direct...
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ContainsChloroquine(250.0 Mg)
UsesTreat or prevent malaria
Side effectsNausea, vomiting, headache, itching
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Uses of Idiquin 250 MG

Treat and prevent malaria.

Contraindications of Idiquin 250 MG

  • If you are allergic to chloroquine or any of the ingredients of Idiquin Syrup.
  • If you are taking medicine to control heart rate such as amiodarone. Because simultaneous use may cause irregular heart rate.

Side effects of Idiquin 250 MG

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Itching
  • Tingling or pricking sensation
  • Hair loss
  • Darkening of nails
  • Unable to sleep

Precautions and Warnings of Idiquin 250 MG


Can I take Idiquin 250mg Bottle Of 60ml Syrup during pregnancy?
This medicine can be recommended during pregnancy only if your doctor considers it essential. Idiquin Syrup may affect the fetus. Therefore, if you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, you must inform the doctor.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Idiquin 250mg Bottle Of 60ml Syrup while breastfeeding?
Idiquin Syrup should not be used by breastfeeding women as components of this syrup may pass into breastmilk and can harm the breastfed baby. A breastfeeding mother should take this medicine only under a doctor's recommendation. Refrain from self-medication.


Can I drive if I have consumed Idiquin 250mg Bottle Of 60ml Syrup?
At the initial stage of treatment, you may experience blurred vision as a side effect which may affect your driving ability. So, if you experience such effects, then do not drive or operate machinery until the effect of this medicine wears off.


Can I consume alcohol with Idiquin 250mg Bottle Of 60ml Syrup?
Although there is no known interaction with alcohol along with this medicine. So it is important to consult your physician if you if you drink too often. However, it may be best to hold off on drinking alcohol until you have finished treatment.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a liver or kidney disorder.
  • You have any kind of blood disorder.
  • You are suffering from fits or any kind of nerve disorder.
  • You are suffering from a skin condition called psoriasis.
  • You have any kind of digestive system disease.
  • You have an inherited condition of glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency such as favism (a hereditary disorder involving an allergic-like reaction to ceratin food)

Mode of Action of Idiquin 250 MG

How Does It Work?

Chloroquine present in Idiquin Syrup works by acting directly on malaria-causing organisms called plasmodium and thus inhibiting their growth.

Directions for Use of Idiquin 250 MG

  • Take this syrup as prescribed by your doctor.
  • Follow your doctor's dosing instructions very carefully.
  • Use a measuring spoon or cup for exact quantities.
  • Do not consume this syrup directly from the bottle.
  • It would be best if you take it at a fixed time for optimal results and you should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.

Interactions of Idiquin 250 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Idiquin Syrup may interact with other medications and provide an altered response to the treatment. Please notify your doctor if you are undergoing any other treatments, over-the-counter medications, ...
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  • Especially if you are taking any other anti-malarial medications, anti-parasitic medicines like praziquantel, immunosuppressants like ciclosporin, anti-epileptic medicines, heart-related medicines lik...
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  • Other medicines that should be used with caution are antibiotics like moxifloxacin, ciprofloxacin, Antacids, and adsorbents used to treat heartburn like cimetidine, kaolin etc.
  • Avoid taking rabies vaccination or oral typhoid vaccine during the treatment with Idiquin. It may impair the activity of these vaccines. So, it is advised to take these vaccines at least 3 days prior ...
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Storage and disposal of Idiquin 250 MG

  • Store it below 25°C.
  • Protect it from light and moisture.
  • Keep it out of the reach of children and pets.

Dosage of Idiquin 250 MG


There is limited information about the effect of an overdose of Idiquin. In case of an overdose, contact your doctor or reach out to your nearest hospital as soon as possible. Try to carry the pack of...
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Missed a Dose

  • It would be best if you don't miss a dose of anti-malarial medicine as it may lead to treatment failure.
  • If you have missed taking any dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember.
  • If it's already the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule.
  • Never take a double dose of medicine to compensate for the missed one.

Content Details


Nancy Dixit

B. Pharm, M. Pharm


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: Can I stop taking Idiquin Syrup on my own?

A: No, stopping this medicine suddenly may result in treatment failure and incomplete eradication of malaria-causing organisms from the body. Thereby increasing the risk of re-infection. You must complete the course of treatment prescribed by the doctor.

Q: Can I take Idiquin Syrup along with antibiotic medicine?

A: No, do not take Idiquin Syrup with other antibiotics, as it may cause adverse effects on the heart. You must consult a doctor before taking any other medicine during the treatment with Idiquin to avoid any interaction or unwanted effect.

Q: What is the composition of Idiquin Syrup?

A: The composition of Idiquin Syrup consists of chloroquine, as its active ingredient that belongs to an antimalarial class of medicines.

Q: Is Idiquin Syrup an antibiotic medicine?

A: No, Idiquin Syrup is anti-malarial medicine.
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