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Description of the medicine: Hydroxychloroquine (Hydroxychloroquinum)

HYDROXYCHLOROCHIN (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.

It is similar in type of action to chingamine (chloroquine), which is similar in chemical structure. The strains of malaria parasites are resistant not only to chingamine, but also to hydroxychloroquine. The main advantage of the drug is slightly better tolerance compared to hingamine.

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

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

The drug with short-term use is usually well tolerated, but with prolonged use, the same side effects are possible as with treatment with hingamine. Caution is necessary when prescribing the drug to persons with liver disease; it is recommended to carefully monitor the patient and periodically conduct a blood test.

Release form: tablets of 0.2 g in a package of 100 pieces.

Storage: List B.