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Hydroxychloroquine is a medicine licensed to treat rheumatoid arthritis, certain types of malaria, and lupus. When taken two weeks before anticipated exposure, the medication can also be used to prevent malaria infections. Hydroxychloroquine comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. While most people tolerate the drug well, potential side effects include diarrhea, dangerous skin reactions, and eye damage.
- To prevent and treat certain types of malaria infections
- To treat lupus (including systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic discoid lupus)
- To treat rheumatoid arthritis.
- Nausea and vomiting
- Diarrhea and abdominal cramping
- Dangerous skin reactions
- Eye damage.