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Plaquenil is a prescription medicine used for treating and preventing certain types of malaria. It is also approved to treat rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The medication comes in tablet form and is taken once a week to prevent malaria (starting two weeks before anticipated exposure) and once or twice daily for other uses. Potential side effects of Plaquenil include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and headaches.
- To prevent and treat certain types of malaria infections
- To treat lupus (including systemic lupus erythematosus and chronic discoid lupus)
- To treat rheumatoid arthritis.