Definitions for "Hydroxychloroquine"
An antimalarial drug used to treat the skin changes of lupus and various forms of arthritis. Antimalarial drugs are also used to minimize the doses of corticosteroid drugs (prednisone) in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, dermatomyositis, and other systemic rheumatic diseases. Plaquenil is a brand name of hydroxychloroquine available in the US.
anti-inflammatory drug (trade name Plaquenil) used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and malaria and lupus erythematosus
(Plaquenil) — A medication used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and mild lupus-related problems, such as skin and joint disease. Plaquenil is an antibiotic originally used to treat malaria and is the most commonly used antimalarial in arthritis treatment.