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Hydroxychloroquine sulfate (Plaquenil®) is a medication that is often prescribed to treat and prevent malaria. It works by entering red blood cells, entering the bacteria, and interfering with the internal functions of the bacteria. The drug can also be used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus by limiting the immune system reactions that cause these diseases. Hydroxychloroquine comes in tablet form and is taken either once a week (for malaria prevention) or once or twice daily (for other uses).
 
(Click Hydroxychloroquine for more information on what hydroxychloroquine is used for, to find out when and how to take this drug, and for a list of side effects that may occur. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on hydroxychloroquine.)
 
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