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hydroxychloroquine


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n. a drug similar to chloroquine, used mainly to treat lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis (see disease-modifying antirheumatic drug). It is administered by mouth; side-effects such as skin reactions, headache, and digestive upsets may occur and prolonged use can lead to eye damage. Trade name: Plaquenil.

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