What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.

Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)


Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

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Generic Equivalent - Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

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    What is Plaquenil 200 mg used for?

    What is  Plaquenil 200 mg used for?Chemical Name: HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE (hye-drox-ee-KLOR-oh-kwin)

    Plaquenil (Hydroxychloroquine)

    Plaquenil is a medicine used to treat and prevent acute attacks of malaria. Malaria is caused by parasites that infiltrate the body as a result of a mosquito bite. This disease is common in countries such as Southern Asia, Africa, and South America. It is also used to treat systemic lupus erythematosus discoid and rheumatoid arthritis. This medicine is particularly helpful for patients whose condition does not improve with other treatments.

    You can buy Plaquenil 200 mg or hydroxychloroquine 200 mg from Canada Pharmacy and enjoy attractive discounts. Your order will be delivered right to your doorstep without any hassle. Quality is guaranteed.


    Take this medicine as instructed by your physician. Read the prescription label and follow the directions carefully. You can take this medicine with a glass of milk or a meal unless instructed otherwise by your doctor. If you are going to a country where malaria is common, start using this medication 2 weeks before entering to prevent malaria. Take the medicine regularly until after 8 weeks of returning.

    If you are taking this medicine to treat malaria, take it for the full time prescribed by your doctor even though you may feel better before the infection has completely cleared. 


    The active ingredient in this drug is hydroxychloroquine sulfate.

    Fact Table




    US FDA


    Variable (74% on average); Tmax = 2–4.5 hours

    Legal status

    RX Only

    Chemical Name


    Elimination half-life

    32-50 days

    Dosage (Strength)



    Consult a doctor


    Plaquenil, Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Tablets

    Protein binding


    PubChem CID






    ATC code






    Routes of administration

    By mouth (tablets)


    Do not take Plaquenil 200 mg if you are allergic to Plaquenil or any of its ingredients. This medicine should not be given to children for a long period.

    Side Effects

    This medicine could cause irreversible damage to the retina of the eye if taken in higher doses or over a long period of time. If you see flashes in your vision or trouble focusing or notice swelling in your eyes, stop using this drug and contact your doctor immediately.

    Some serious side effects of this drug are:

    • Seizure (convulsions)
    • Pale skin, easy bleeding, or bruising
    • Muscle weakness, twitching
    • Light sensitivity, blurred vision
    • Loss of coordination or balance
    • Confusion, unusual behavior, or thoughts

    Some of the less serious side effects are:

    • Weight loss, loss of appetite
    • Itching or skin rash
    • Headache, spinning sensation, ringing in your ears
    • Mood swings, feeling irritable or nervous
    • Hair loss
    • Vomiting, stomach pain, nausea

    IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

    Product Code : 1722

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