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Medication Description: Hydroxychloroquine (Hydroxychloroquinum)

HYDROXYLOROHIN (Hydroxychloroquinum). 4- [1-Methyl-4 (ethyl-2-hydroxyethyl) -amino-butylamino] -7-chloroquinoline. Available in the form of sulfate. Synonyms: Plaquenil, Chloquin, Ereoquin, Hydroxychloroquine, Oxychlorochinum, Oxychloroquine, Plaquenil, Plaquinol, Quensyl, Reumoide, Toremonil.

White crystalline powder, bitter in taste.

The type of action is similar to chingamin (chloroquine), which is similar in chemical structure. The strains of malaria parasites are resistant not only to hingaminu, but also to hydroxychloroquine. The main advantage of the drug is slightly better tolerability compared with chingaminom.

Take inside. Adults for the treatment of malaria are given for a course of 2 g according to the following scheme: on the 1st day, 0.8 g for the first dose, then after 6–8 h 0.4 g, on the 2nd and 3rd days - 0, 4 g at one time.

In rheumatoid arthritis, lupus erythematosus and other collagenoses, 0.4 g is prescribed 2 times a day.

The drug for short-term use is usually well tolerated, but with prolonged use may be the same side effects as in the treatment of chingaminom. Caution is needed in the appointment of the drug to persons with liver disease; It is recommended to carefully monitor the patient and periodically conduct a blood test.

Form release: pills to 0.2 g per pack of 100 pieces.

Storage: List B.