Update: Chloroquine Availability

Chloroquine phosphate is available, according to Rising Pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of the drug. Anyone having difficulty obtaining the drug can call their offices at 800-521-5340 to request assistance in locating a distributor.

Choloroquine is used in both the prevention and treatment of malaria. Alternatively, hydroxychloroquine sulfate can be prescribed in place of chloroquine when indicated.

For more information about recommended antimalarial drugs by country see, “Malaria Endemic Areas by Country.”

Health care providers needing assistance with diagnosis or management of suspected or confirmed cases of malaria should call the CDC Malaria Hotline at 855-856-4713 (M–F, 9am–5pm, Eastern Time). For emergency consultation after hours, call 770-488-7100 and request to speak with a CDC Malaria Branch clinician.

For general information about antimalarial drugs, see “Drugs for Prevention.”

Page last reviewed: June 19, 2017