Discontinued Medication- Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg Tablet

posted Oct 3, 2017, 11:45 PM by Izam Ezri Mohd Zakaria   [ updated Oct 3, 2017, 11:55 PM ]
3rd October 2017 (Circular NO. SP PPUM:  ​3​66/2017):
 
Due to the high resistance rate to this medication and infrequent use, UMMC's Drugs and Therapeutics Sub-Committee has agreed, in its July 2017 meeting, to remove this medication from UMMC Formulary.

Chloroquine Phosphate 250mg Tablet

Form: Tablet
Formulary Category: Standard

The alternative to this medication for treating the same indication is the combination product Artemether 20mg + Lumefantrine 120mg (Riamet) tablet, a Standard Formulary medication.