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Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is a prescription medication used to prevent and treat malaria. However, it is also approved for use as a treatment for lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The medicine comes in tablet form and is taken either once a week to prevent malaria or once or twice daily for other uses.
Prior to beginning treatment with Plaquenil, information on the drug's precautions and warnings should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. This includes knowing the side effects to watch out for, such as abdominal cramping, skin reactions, and eye damage, and how to properly store this product.
(For more information on this drug, including how it works, what to do in cases of overdose, and other side effects, click Plaquenil.)
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