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    Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Plaquenil200 mg

    Generic Equivalent of Plaquenil

    TypeDrug NameDosage 
    Hydroxychloroquine200 mg


    Generic Plaquenil 200mg
    * The product images are for reference only. Generic equivalents may also be supplied by alternate manufacturers.

    How and Where to Buy Plaquenil Online?


    Make sure you have a valid prescription from your doctor. Then you can order your prescription of Plaquenil right here at CanadianPharmacyWorld.com and check out How To Order. If you’d prefer, you can also place your order over the phone by dialing 1-866-485-7979. We carry both the brand name Plaquenil and its generic counterpart in stock.

    Are there Alternative Names for the Brand and Generic Plaquenil?


    The brand name drug Plaquenil is manufactured by Sanofi Aventis and our supply is distributed by Turkey. Plaquenil does have a generic equivalent called Hydroxychloroquine, which has its distribution center here in Canada manufactured by Apotex, and the United Kingdom.

    What Dosages and Forms is Plaquenil available in?


    The brand name Plaquenil is available in a quantity of 90, in the 200 mg dosage. Hydroxychloroquine, the generic version, is also available in the 200 mg dose, but in quantities of 60 & 120 from the UK, and quantities of 100 or 200 from Canada.

    What is Plaquenil used for?


    Plaquenil is used in the treatment or prevention of Malaria, which is common in Africa, South America, and Southern Asia. It can affect those who live or visit these countries. Malaria is a diseased transmitted by the native mosquito, and develops as parasites enter the body through their bite.

    Plaquenil is also an effective treatment for symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, discoid, and/or systemic lupus erythematosus.

    What are the Possible Side Effects of Plaquenil?


    If you’re allergic to Hydroxychloroquine, Plaquenil is not the drug for you. Talk to your doctor about other options available and be sure to declare any medications you are currently taking or recently stopped taking.

    Some common side effects of taking Plaquenil worth mentioning are:
    • Headache, dizziness, and ringing in the ears;
    • Loss of appetite, and/or weight loss;
    • Nausea, vomiting, and/or stomach pain;
    • Mood changes, irritability, and/or nervousness;
    • Skin rashes, and/or itchy skin;
    • Hair loss

    However, contact your doctor right away if you experience symptoms of:
    • Muscle weakness, numbness, or tingling;
    • Headache coupled with chest pains, severe dizziness, fainting, and/or fast or pounding heartbeats;
    • Extremely slow heart rates, or weak pule;
    • Symptoms of low blood sugar (headache, hunger, sweating, irritability, etc.)
    • Symptoms of low blood cell counts (fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, unusual bleeding, etc.)

    Some people are allergic to Hydroxychloroquine. If you suspect an allergic reaction, stop taking the medication immediately and seek emergency help. Allergic reactions to Plaquenil include:
    • Hives;
    • Swelling of the face, lips, tongue, and/or throat;
    • Difficulty breathing

    Are there any Precautions and Drug interactions of Plaquenil?


    Long-term treatment with Plaquenil should not be used on children, and is not approved for anyone younger than 18 years old.

    Avoid antacids or Kaopectate four hours before or after taking Hydroxychloroquine. Antacids may make it more difficult for the Hydroxychloroquine to be absorbed in the body.

    Plaquenil has been known to cause serious liver or heart problems, particularly when taken with other medications. Some of the known interactions include:
    • Other malaria treatments;
    • Antibiotic or antifungal medicines;
    • Antiviral medicines;
    • Antidepressants and/or antipsychotic medications;
    • Cancer medications;
    • Cholesterol lowering medicines;
    • Heart and/or blood pressure medicines;
    • OTC pain medicines (Aspirin, Tylenol, Advil, Aleve);
    • Arthritis medications;
    • Seizure medications;
    • Antacids; or
    • Tuberculosis medicines

    Plaquenil Storage and Safety Information


    Plaquenil is a tablet and should be stored at room temperature, away from extreme heat or extreme cold. It should also be stored away from direct light.

    When on Plaquenil, you may need to have frequent blood and vision tests to ensure your safety from certain side effects.

    An overdose of Plaquenil can be fatal, and especially so with children. If you suspect an overdose, seek immediate emergency help or call Poison Control at 1-800-463-5060.

    Plaquenil, when taken long-term or at a high dose can cause irreversible retina damage. Be sure to stop taking Plaquenil and call your doctor if you experience streaks or flashes of light in your vision, notice swelling or color changes in your eyes, or have extreme trouble focusing.

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