Compare chloroquine vs. Arava

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Aralen Phosphate
(Chloroquine)

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(Leflunomide)

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Side effects
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Available as
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Used for (click to learn more)
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  • Malaria Malaria; Prophylaxis Non-intestinal amebic infection
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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Pregnancy category
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CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

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XFDA pregnancy category (Unsafe)

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

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