Treatment: Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)

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Hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil)

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

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it killed my stomach2/17/2015 at 12:09 AM
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Just started10/25/2012 at 11:13 PM
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Type a comment.6/28/2012 at 05:33 PM
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didn't work for me4/30/2012 at 12:54 PM
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it works been on it for a little over a year2/21/2012 at 03:41 PM
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