hydroxychloroquine

noun

hy·​droxy·​chlor·​o·​quine hī-ˌdräk-sē-ˈklȯr-ə-ˌkwēn How to pronounce hydroxychloroquine (audio)
-kwin
: a drug derived from quinolone that is taken orally in the form of its sulfate C18H26ClN3O·H2SO4 to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus
Two commonly used antimalarials are chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine, both generic drugs.Consumer Reports
Originally an antimalarial drug, hydroxychloroquine is often … prescribed to people with mild, slowly progressing arthritis.Samir Sutaria

Examples of hydroxychloroquine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2023, the group had to defend itself in an ongoing lawsuit alleging that its promotion of hydroxychloroquine led to the death of a Nevada man who had been prescribed the anti-malarial drug by a doctor affiliated with the organization. Lauren Weber, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2024 That has become harder to do as time goes on, as Ladapo has moved from promoting useless treatments for COVID-19, such as the drugs hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, to waging an ever-expanding fact-free campaign against the leading COVID vaccines. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 9 Jan. 2024 Conservatives showed the converse behavior, being enthusiastic about ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine and less likely to think vaccines worked. John Timmer, Ars Technica, 9 Feb. 2023 Children’s Health Defense says its legal team works closely with state attorneys general to protect off-label use of ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine to prevent or treat covid; attorneys general in six states have done so. Lauren Weber, Washington Post, 21 Feb. 2024 Jen Weaver, a patient advocate and mother of three, got little benefit from hydroxychloroquine, sulfasalazine, methotrexate, and Orencia, a non-TNFi biologic therapy, before finding some relief in another, Actemra. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 3 Jan. 2024 Others have died after ingesting other unproven COVID-19 cures such as chloroquine phosphate and hydroxychloroquine, which was promoted by Trump as president. David Klepper, Fortune Well, 31 Jan. 2024 In September 2021, DeSantis appointed as his state’s surgeon general the COVID crank Joseph Ladapo, an advocate of the useless anti-COVID nostrums hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin and a persistent anti-vaccine advocate. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 22 Jan. 2024 Ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine were discredited as COVID-19 treatments so COVID vaccines could be granted emergency use authorization, a win for Big Pharma. Tribune News Service, Hartford Courant, 4 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1951, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydroxychloroquine was in 1951

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“Hydroxychloroquine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydroxychloroquine. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydroxychloroquine

noun
hy·​droxy·​chlor·​o·​quine -ˈklōr-ə-ˌkwēn, -kwin How to pronounce hydroxychloroquine (audio)
: a drug derived from quinoline that is administered orally in the form of its sulfate C18H26ClN3O·H2SO4 to treat malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematosus see plaquenil
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