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Plaquenil® (hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is a medication that can be used to treat certain types of malaria infections, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. It can also be used to prevent malaria when taken two weeks prior to anticipated exposure and continued until four to eight weeks after you return from the high-risk area. Plaquenil is available by prescription only and comes in tablet form. While most people tolerate the drug well, potential side effects include abdominal cramping, vomiting, and diarrhea.
(Click Plaquenil to find out how Plaquenil works, for information on when and how to take the medicine, and to learn about the drug's warnings and precautions. You can also click on the various links in the box to the right to access specific topics on Plaquenil.)
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