Generic Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine) is primarily used to treat an acute attack of malaria. It belongs to the class of drugs called antimalarials.

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Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) is used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. Hydroxychloroquine is not effective against all strains of malaria, or against malaria in areas where the infection has been resistant to a similar drug called chloroquine. Plaquenil is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

How To Take

Take Plaquenil exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets. Use the medicine exactly as directed. Take Plaquenil with a meal or a glass of milk unless your doctor tells you otherwise. To treat lupus or arthritis, Plaquenil is usually taken daily. To prevent malaria: Plaquenil is usually taken once per week on the same day each week. Start taking the medicine 2 weeks before entering an area where malaria is common. Keep taking the medicine during your stay and for at least 4 weeks after you leave the area.


Plaquenil can cause dangerous effects on your heart, especially if you also use certain other medicines including the antibiotic azithromycin. Taking Plaquenil long-term or at high doses may cause irreversible damage to the retina of your eye that could progress to permanent vision problems. Stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor at once if you have blurred vision, trouble focusing, distorted vision, blind spots, trouble reading, changes in your color vision, increased sensitivity to light. You should not use Plaquenil if you are allergic to hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine. Plaquenil is not approved for treating lupus or rheumatoid arthritis in anyone younger than 18 years old.