To analyze the disease spectrum among children who were using hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), and evaluate the drug’s safety and compliance. From January 2008 to December 2019, children from Children’s Hospital of Fudan University who used HCQ were selected as subjects, the disease spectrum of HCQ was analyzed, and the drug safety and compliance were evaluated for the patients who were followed up for more than 6 months. Demographic information, diagnosis, initial dose, time of continuous use, cumulative dosage and related adverse reactions report, project and the results of eye test were collected. A total of 528 cases used HCQ during the 12 years, with 156 male cases and 372 female cases, and age at initial medication was (10.5±3.2) years. Among them, 514 cases (97.3%) had rheumatic disease, 5 had pulmonary interstitial lesions and 9 had other system diseases. The top three of the rheumatic diseases were systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) in 316 cases (316/514,61.5%), juvenile idiopathic arthritis in 69 cases (69/514,13.4%), and juvenile dermatomyositis in 56 cases (56/514,10.9%). During the same period, 397 cases were diagnosed with SLE, and the utilization rate was 79.6% (316/397), which was the highest compared with other diseases and increased year by year. Pulmonary interstitial lesions included 4 cases with SFTPC gene defect related interstitial lung disease. Of the 528 ceses who were treated with HCQ, 397 cases were included for evaluating HCQ’s safety and compliance, the initial dose was (4.2±1.0) mg/kg, duration was 29.6 (14.9, 48.8) months, the longest usage time was 127 months, the largest cumulative dosage was 566.8 g. The continuous usage duration (=-3.191, =0.001) of SLE was significantly higher than those of other diseases, as well as cumulative dosage (=-5.355, =0.001). All cases received comprehensive eye exams before medication, 354 cases (354/397, 89.2%) were followed up in the ophthalmological department, and 65.5% (232/354) of them could be reviewed regularly at least 1 time per year. One case suffered from severe skin adverse reactions when the drug was used for 32.7 months, and no other serious adverse reactions were reported. HCQ related retinopathy was not seen during the follow-up period. There were 5 cases stopped HCQ on their own. HCQ was widely used in rheumatic disease in children, especially in those with SLE. It was safe for long-time usage in children, and the medication compliance and the ophthalmic follow-up was good.