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In the US, Hydroxychloroquine (hydroxychloroquine systemic) is a member of the following drug classes: antimalarial quinolines, antirheumatics and is used to treat Dermatomyositis, Lyme Disease - Arthritis, Malaria, Malaria Prevention, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogren's Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drug, DMARD

Antiprotozoal agent: Antimalarial

Chemical Name

Etanol, 2-[[4-[(7-chloro-4-quinolinyl)amino]pentyl]etylamino]-

Foreign Names

  • Hydroxychloroquinum (Latin)
  • Hydroxychloroquin (German)
  • Hydroxychloroquine (French)
  • Hidroxicloroquina (Spanish)

Generic Names

Brand Names

  • Axokine
    AstraZeneca, Argentina
  • Dimard
    Metlen, Ecuador
  • Hydrocad
    Cadila, India
  • Hydroquin
    Sun Pharma, Thailand
  • Ilinol
    Pharma Investi de Chile, Chile
  • Mcqs
    Molekule, India
  • Plaquenil
    Sanofi Aventis, Tunisia; Sanofi-Aventis, Turkey; Sanofi-Synthelabo, United States
  • Plaquinol
    Sanofi-Aventis, Peru
  • Quinilen
    Royal Pharma, Chile
  • Reumaquin
    AC Farma, Peru
  • Zy-Q
    Zydus, India
  • Apo-Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate
    Apotex, Hong Kong
  • Apo-Hydroxyquine
    Apotex, Canada
  • Be-easy
    Shinlon, Taiwan
  • Chloguin
    Weidar, Taiwan
  • Dimard
    Laboratorios Siegfried, Colombia
  • Dolquine
    Rubio, Spain
  • Ercoquin
    Medic, Denmark
  • Evoquin
    Ivax, Argentina
  • Fen Le
    ZhongXi Pharmaceutical, China
  • Geniquin
    Genovate, Taiwan
  • Haloxin
    Hanlim, South Korea
  • HCQS
    IPCA, Thailand
  • Hydroquine
    Minapharm, Egypt; Taiwan Biotech, Taiwan
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Actavis
    Actavis, United States
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate Lenis
    LENIS, Slovenia
  • Hydroxychloroquine Zentiva
    Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland
  • Hydroxychloroquinesulfaat
    Centrafarm, Netherlands
  • Metirel
    AstraZeneca, Argentina
  • Narbon
    Buxton, Argentina
  • Oxiklorin
    Kyung Poong, South Korea; Orion Pharma, Finland
  • Plaquenil
    Abbott, China; Eureco-Pharma, Netherlands; Euro Registratie, Netherlands; First Pharma, Estonia; Fisher Farma, Netherlands; Sanofi, United Kingdom; Sanofi, Ireland; Sanofi, Sweden; Sanofi Aventis, China; Sanofi Belgium, Belgium; Sanofi Malta, Malta; Sanofi-Aventis, Argentina; Sanofi-Aventis, Australia; Sanofi-Aventis, Switzerland; Sanofi-Aventis, Denmark; Sanofi-Aventis, France; Sanofi-Aventis, Hong Kong; Sanofi-Aventis, Italy; Sanofi-Aventis, Lithuania; Sanofi-Aventis, Latvia; Sanofi-Aventis, Mexico; Sanofi-Aventis, Malaysia; Sanofi-Aventis, Netherlands; Sanofi-Aventis, Norway; Sanofi-Aventis, New Zealand; Sanofi-Aventis, Philippines; Sanofi-Aventis, Romania; Sanofi-Aventis, Slovakia; Sanofi-Aventis, Thailand; Sanofi-Aventis, Taiwan; Sanofi-Synthelabo, Georgia; synth, Egypt; Sanofi-Aventis, Iceland
  • Plaquenil-Hydroxychloroquine sulfate Zentiva
    Zentiva, United Kingdom
  • Plaquinol
    Alfa Wassermann, Portugal; Sanofi Aventis, Brazil; Sanofi Aventis, Chile; Sanofi-Aventis, Ecuador
  • Polirreumin
    TRB Pharma, Argentina
  • Quensyl
    Sanofi-Aventis, Germany
  • Quinoric
    Bristol, Malta; Bristol Laboratories, United Kingdom
  • Reumazine
    Instituto Sanitas, Chile
  • Reuquinol
    Apsen, Brazil


BANBritish Approved Name
BANMBritish Approved Name (Modified)
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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