plaquenil is the brand name
I'm responding to my response, all medications have inactive and active ingredients. The active ingredients are the ones we want and the inactive just help our body absorb the active ones. But some inactive ingredients will work better that others and vice versa. I suppose it's possible for some people to have better luck with the generic than name brand. For most people it shouldn't matter but for some it will. You just have to try and see if you can use the cheaper generic. The active ingredients are supposed to be identical in both. Hope I was able to clarify.