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Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

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Chloroquine(500.0 Mg)
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Medical Description

Lariago-DS tablet is an antimalarial medicine. It is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria. It contains chloroquine as its active ingredient. Lariago-DS tablet works by killing the parasiti...
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Uses of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

Lariago-DS tablet is used to treat, prevent & suppress malarial infection.

Contraindications of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

  • If you are allergic to chloroquine or any other ingredients of Lariago-DS tablet.
  • If you are taking Amiodarone to control irregular heartbeats.

Side effects of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Rashes
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach pain

Precautions and Warnings of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S



Can I take Lariago-DS tablet during pregnancy?
Lariago-DS tablet may cause harmful effects to the unborn baby, thus should be avoided. However, your doctor may give you this medicine only if it is needed and the advantage overweighs the risk. Pregnant women should avoid travelling to malaria-prone places.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Lariago-DS tablet while breastfeeding?
Chloroquine can pass into human milk in small amount and can be harmful to the newborn. Thus, medicine or breastfeeding should be discontinued. You should not breastfeed if you are supposed to take the Lariago-DS tablet for the long term. Alternative medicine is a better option especially when the newborn is premature.


Can I drive if I have consumed Lariago-DS tablet?
You may experience visual disturbances, the ability to recognise objects properly and dizziness. Therefore, you should avoid driving if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert.


Can I consume alcohol with Lariago-DS tablet?
You should avoid consuming alcohol while taking the Lariago-DS tablet as it may worsen the side effects of this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience a sudden drop in blood sugar and unconsciousness, extreme hunger, headache, nausea, vomiting, sleepiness, restlessness, aggression, reduced alertness, confusion, shakiness or dizziness.
  • You are experiencing chest pain, irregular heart rhythm, increased heart rate or palpitations.
  • You have swelling in the legs, breathlessness, fatigue, bloating or coughing while lying.
  • You have liver, kidney and heart disorder & muscle weakness.
  • You have developed rashes after taking this medicine.
  • You have a history of an autoimmune disorder of the skin called porphyria.
  • You are supposed to take a Lariago-DS tablet for long term treatment, then you should be monitored for heart muscle disorder.
  • You have a blood enzyme deficiency (glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency).
  • You must avoid being in the sunlight for too long, as the Lariago-DS tablet may make you more sensitive to the sun.

Mode of Action of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

How Does It Work?

An organism plasmodium causes malaria. Lariago-DS tablet inhibits the growth of malarial parasite by acting on its DNA & certain enzymes which leads to the death of malarial parasite and stops the spr...
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Directions for Use of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

Lariago-DS tablet should be taken as directed by your doctor. It should be taken after having your meal to avoid stomach discomfort.

Interactions of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

Interactions with other medicines

  • Lariago-DS tablet may interact with other medicines, discuss with your doctor about all the medicines, supplements, or herbal preparations you are taking. Also, you should inform your doctor if you ha...
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  • Be cautious if you are taking medicines for treating uneven heartbeat, medicines for mental illness. medicines to reduce the acid content in the stomach and anti-infectives.
  • Other antimalarials like Halofantrine and Mefloquine as you may experience fits with Mefloquine.
  • Medicine used to reduce stomach acid & to treat diarrhoea like Kaoline should be taken with a minimum gap of four hours.
  • Lariago medicine may reduce the effectiveness of certain vaccines like the rabies vaccine.

Storage and disposal of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S

  • Store Lariago-DS tablets below 30°C in a clean and dry place.
  • Keep it away from children and pets.

Dosage of Lariago Ds 500mg Tablet 5'S


  • Overdose of Lariago-DS tablet may lead to serious conditions like a failure of blood circulation in the body, breathing dysfunction, coma or even death. Symptoms of overdose are nausea, vomiting, head...
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  • If you experience any of the symptoms or if you think you have taken too much of this medicine, contact your doctor immediately or visit the nearest hospital.

Missed a Dose

It would be best if you never missed your dose of anti-malarial medicine, it may lead to treatment failure. If you missed any dose of Lariago-DS tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time f...
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Content Details


Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)


Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How can I avoid getting malaria infection?

  • Wear light-coloured, long-sleeve clothing and long trousers if you are outside after sunset to protect yourself from mosquito bites.
  • It would be best if you use an insect repellent cream or spray to reduce the chance of being bitten by mosquitoes.
  • It would be best if you use a mosquito net around the bed while sleeping to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes.

Q: What is the difference between Lariago and Lariago-DS?

A: Lariago and Lariago-DS both contain chloroquine as an active ingredient. However, they vary in strength and your doctor decides which one to give you depending on the severity of the disease and other underlying medical conditions.

Q: What is the use of Lariago-DS tablet?

A: Lariago-DS tablet is used for the treatment and prevention of malaria.

Q: Can Lariago-DS tablet be used for typhoid?

A: No, it is not effective against typhoid. Typhoid is a bacterial infection and this medicine is an anti-parasitic medicine.

Q: Can the Lariago-DS tablet be used for cold?

A: No, the Lariago-DS 500 tablet may not be useful in treating a cold. It is an anti-malarial medicine used to treat symptoms of malarial infection such as high body temperature, shivery, feeling hot, headache, vomiting, muscle pains, etc.

Q: What is the composition of Lariago-DS tablet?

A: Lariago-DS tablet contains chloroquine as its active component.

Q: Can I stop taking Lariago-DS tablet if I feel improvement in symptoms?

A: No, it is important to complete the course of Lariago-DS as prescribed by your doctor. You may feel better after the first dose, but to kill the malarial parasite entirely from your body, you must complete the course or you may have a recurrence of malaria.

Q: When should I take my Lariago DS tablet?

A: Lariago DS tablet should preferably be taken with food during day or night, as advised by the doctor. It's better to take it regularly at the same time to get the most benefit off of it.

Q: What is the composition of Lariago DS?

A: Lariago DS composition includes chloroquine, which is an antimalarial medicine.


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ContainsChloroquine(500.0 Mg)
UsesMalarial infection
Side effectsHeadache, nausea, vomiting, rashes, itching
Last Updated on: 11 Nov 2021 | 08:17 PM (IST)
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