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Hydroxychloroquine
(Generic alternative to Plaquenil)

Prescription Required

Manufacturer : Torrent Pharma
Formulation : Tablet

Products Dosage Quantity Price
Hydroxychloroquine 200mg 100 Tablet $48.51 Add to Cart

Plaquenil
(Hydroxychloroquine)

Prescription Required

Manufacturer : Sanofi Aventis
Formulation : Tablet

Products Dosage Quantity Price
Plaquenil 200mg 100 Tablet $66.33 Add to Cart

What is Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine used for?

Plaquenil is a prescription medication that is used to both treat and prevent malaria. Malaria is a disease that is commonly contracted in areas of Africa, South America and Asia and is caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito.

How should Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine be stored?

Plaquenil should be stored in an area that is protected from heat, light and moisture. Keep Plaquenil tablets at room temperature.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Plaquenil/Hydroxychloroquine ?

Plaquenil is a prescription medication that should be taken in the exact fashion that is outlined in the directions on your prescription label. If your prescription is unclear, contact your healthcare provider for more information. Plaquenil should generally be taken with a meal or glass of milk once a week. If this medication is being taken in order to prevent malaria, your doctor will likely recommend that you begin taking Plaquenil about two weeks before you enter areas where malaria is common, as well as during the time you are in this area and approximately eight weeks after you leave. For treatment of malaria, your doctor will most likely prescribe Plaquenil for long-term use.

When should Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine not be taken?

Do not take Plaquenil if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. If you have a history of vision changes or retina damage that has been caused by Plaquenil or other anti-malaria medications, the use of Plaquenil is not recommended.

What precautions should I follow when taking Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine ?

Before taking Plaquenil, talk to your doctor if you have: a glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, alcoholism, liver disease, porphyria, or psoriasis.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine ?

This medication is not recommended for use if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding as this medication may cause harm to an unborn child, and additionally can cause death in pregnant women.

When should Plaquenil /Hydroxychloroquine not be taken?

Severe Side Effects: seizure; confusion, unusual behavior or thoughts; pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding; blurred vision, light sensitivity, seeing halos around lights; loss of balance or co-ordination; or muscle weakness, twitching or uncontrolled mov

Common Side Effects: hair loss; skin rash or itching; mood changes, anxiety or irritation; loss of appetite, weight loss; nausea, vomiting, stomach pain; spinning sensations; or headache or ringing in ears.

Other: None.