plaquenil
(Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate)

Plaquenil is an antimalarial mostly used to treat or prevent malaria but may help with other chronic conditions that haven't responded to other treatments. To compare the price of Plaquenil at different pharmacies, just enter your zip code below and select your dosage. At Optum Perks, we also offer a free coupon to discount the Plaquenil cost; it works at most pharmacies and can be used repeatedly just like a discount card. To get one of your own, just search for prices near you, then click on the way you plan to use the coupon. You can either print it out or receive it digitally on your mobile device. For more information about Plaquenil and ways to save, see our topics below.

Plaquenil is largely used to treat or prevent malaria, but can also be a key medication for treating rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus when symptoms have not improved with other treatments. In some cases, it may also be used to treat pediatric dermatomyositis.

Plaquenil is available in 200mg tablets, but the dosage of your prescription can vary widely depending on what is being treated. Maintenance doses for rheumatoid arthritis or lupus erythematosus range from 200mg to 400mg daily, while suppressive therapy for malaria is 400 mg taken once weekly. Initial doses can be as high as 600mg or 800mg in a day in split doses.

Do not use this medication if you have taken hydroxychloroquine or other anti-malarial drugs and had an adverse reaction to your vision or retina. You may not be able to use this medication or may need an adjusted dosage if you have a G-6-PD deficiency, liver disease or disorder, porphyria, or psoriasis, or if you are an alcoholic.

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