Treatment: Apo-Hydroxyquine

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Apo-hydroxyquine is a medication used to treat malaria and inflammation that is related to various rheumatic disorders. Apo-hydroxyquine is a brand name sold in Canada; the equivalent drug sold in the U.S. is hydroxychloroquine/Plaquenil. Apo-hydroxyquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials, which may be prescribed to treat and also prevent malaria, a disease caused by mosquito bites. Apo-hydroxyquine is also used to treat certain autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, a skin condition called porphyria cutanea tarda, and other conditions. Apo-hydroxyquine can reduce skin problems in lupus and prevent swelling/pain in arthritis. Apo-hydroxyquine belongs to a class of medications known as disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs), and may cause some nausea unless taken along with food or milk.

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Last updated on Oct 11 2011 at 12:49
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