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What is the difference between chloroquin &hydroxychloroquin?

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Anonymous 18 Nov 2010


Chloroquine is an antimalarial drug and hydroxycloroquine is also used to prevent malaria. They are very similar in that aspect.-

Hydroxychloroquine is also used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.

Chloroquine is also used to treat infections caused by amoebae (single-celled life-forms).

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