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Is it true Hydroxychloriquine is not indicated in the treatment of Discoid Lupus for flare up ?And in fact long term use is only indicated for SLE?

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Dr. Lori Lange
Family Medicine

In brief: It Depends

Hi Theresa905, According to drugs.
com Hydroxychloriquine is used for SLE and Rhematoid Arthritis. As you know it is also used for Malaria treatment. Doctors can prescribe medications what is called off label. They may have seen improvement and know from experience that the medication is safe and effective. Hope that is helpful to you. Dr Lori Lange

In brief: It Depends

Hi Theresa905, According to drugs.
com Hydroxychloriquine is used for SLE and Rhematoid Arthritis. As you know it is also used for Malaria treatment. Doctors can prescribe medications what is called off label. They may have seen improvement and know from experience that the medication is safe and effective. Hope that is helpful to you. Dr Lori Lange
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