Plaquenil is a medicinal drug used to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. It has active ingredient Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate, which is a member of a class of drugs known as quinolines. It is manufactured by one of the leading pharmaceutical companies, Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc. It is made available in a dosage of 200 mg. It is composed of a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Active Ingredient: This medication contains the active component Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate It is a derivative of quinolyl that shows chemotherapeutic and antibiotic properties. This active component acts against erythrocytic malarial parasites like Plasmodium vivax, ovale, and malariae by concentrating in food vacuoles. It also inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase.
It actively plays the role of an anti-inflammatory agent and is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. It is a chemotherapeutic agent, which acts against erythrocytic forms of malarial parasites. It inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase.
Indications: This effective medication Plaquenil belongs to a group of medicines known as quinolines. It is approved to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. This health condition is common in many areas of the globe. It is not effective against all strains of malaria. This drug is also an antirheumatic medicine and treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine is composed of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate that acts by reducing inflammation in people with autoimmune diseases. This happens where the body's immune system attacks itself by mistake. Plaquenil can be used in the treatment of discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease of the skin or the internal organs and skin problems that are sensitive to sunlight.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption is a dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: It must be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset as prescribed by the doctor
Continue this medication as advised by the doctor, do not stop this without consulting the doctor.