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Hydroxychloroquine is used for treating rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. It is also approved to prevent and treat certain types of malaria in adults and children. Healthcare providers may occasionally prescribe the drug "off-label" for other conditions as well. Possible off-label hydroxychloroquine uses include the treatment of Lyme disease, scleroderma, porphyria cutanea tarda, and drug-induced lupus.
- Prevention and treatment of certain types of malaria infections
- Treatment of lupus (including systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic discoid lupus)
- Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
- Plasmodium falciparum
- Plasmodium vivax
- Plasmodium ovale
- Plasmodium malariae.