Hydroxychloroquine comes as a tablet to take by mouth. If you are an adult and taking hydroxychloroquine to prevent malaria, one dose is usually taken once a week on precisely the same day of each week.
You will begin treatment 1 to 2 weeks before you travel to an area where malaria is expecting and then continue during your time in the area and four weeks after returning. Suppose you are an adult and taking
hydroxychloroquine to treat malaria. In that case, the first dose is usually taking right away.It following by another dose 6 to 8 hours later and then additional doses on each of the next two days.
For the prevention or treatment of malaria in infants and children, the amount of hydroxychloroquine is base on the child’s weight.
Your doctor will calculate this amount and tell you how much hydroxychloroquine your child should receive.