HCQS 200MG TABLET

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Composition FOR HCQS 200mg tablet

Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)(200mg)

food interaction for HCQS tablet

alcohol interaction for HCQS tablet

pregnancy interaction for HCQS tablet

lactation interaction for HCQS tablet

medicine interaction for HCQS tablet

food
alcohol
pregnancy
lactation
medicine
It is better to take Hcqs 200mg tablet with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Hcqs 200mg tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
WEIGH RISKS VS. BENEFITS
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
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  • SALT INFORMATION FOR HCQS 200mg tablet

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)(200mg)

    Hcqs tablet uses

    Hcqs 200mg tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and type 2 diabetes.

    How hcqs tablet works

    Hcqs 200mg tablet blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.

    Common side effects of hcqs tablet

    Headache, Feeling sick, Diarrhoea, Mood changes, Loss of appetite, Abdominal pain.

    COMMON DOSAGE FOR HCQS 200MG TABLET

    Patients taking HCQS 200MG TABLET

    • 59%
      Once A Day
    • 38%
      Twice A Day
    • 2%
      Alternate Day
    • 1%
      Thrice A Day

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    Expert advice FOR HCQS tablet

    • You may have to wait for 3-6 months to get the full effect.
    • You may develop nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea during initiation of the treatment. This can be managed by taking doses with food.
    • Your doctor may ask about any eye problems if you may have and check your vision before starting medication; thereafter your vision should be checked once a year. Inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your vision during treatment.
    • Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any eye problem, Glucose-6 phosphatase (G6PD) deficiency, porphyria or psoriasis.
    • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.

    Frequently asked questions FOR HCQS 200mg tablet

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)

    Q. Is hydroxychloroquine safe?
    Yes. Hydroxychloroquine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
    Q. Is hydroxychloroquine an antibiotic?
    Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial which is active against malaria causing protozoa (parasite) Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum
    Q. Is hydroxychloroquine an immunosuppressant/ blood thinner /sulfa drug/pain killer/ steroid/ NSAID/ narcotic/ quinine?
    Hydroxychloroquine is an antimalarial drug also used for the treatment of lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis. It has no known effect on weakening the body's immune system or changing the fluidity of blood. Hydroxychloroquine does not have any effect in reducing pain or inflammation and is not a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID). The chemical structure and mechanism of action of hydroxychloroquine is different from sulfa drugs. It does not have a structure or effect similar to steroids. Hydroxychloroquine is not addictive and does not cause drowsiness or relieve pain. Hydroxycholoroquine is structurally similar to quinine (chemically both drugs are 4-aminoquinolones)
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    Q. Is hydroxychloroquine the same as plaquenil?
    Yes. Plaquenil is a trade name for active drug hydroxychloroquine
    Q. Can I take hydroxychloroquine with phentermine /ibuprofen / Tylenol /naproxen/Advil /paracetamol /tramadol /diclofenac?
    Hydroxychloroquine has no known serious interaction with phentermine, ibuprofen (trade name: Advil), paracetamol (trade name: Tylenol), naproxen, tramadol or diclofenac. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
    Q. Can I take hydroxychloroquine with vitamins?
    Hydroxychloroquine has no known serious side effect with vitamins. However, avoid vitamin supplements that contain magnesium, aluminum, or calcium (eg. Vitamin D and calcium supplements) since these are known to reduce the blood levels of hydroxychloroquine. Please inform your doctor about all the medication (including vitamins and herbal supplements) you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
    Q. Can I take antihistamines with hydroxychloroquine?
    Most antihistamines do not have any known serious interaction when taken with hydroxychloroquine. Antihistaminic drug cimetidine (histamine receptor - H2 blocker) may increase blood levels of hydroxychloroquine. Please inform your doctor about all the medication you are currently taking to avoid interactions that may reduce effectiveness of any treatment or aggravate side effects
    Q. Can hydroxychloroquine make you feel tired/cause cancer/cause gas/ dry mouth/ constipation/ weight gain?
    Feeling tired, developing cancers, gas problems, dry mouth, constipation and changes in body weight are not among the commonly observed side effects of hydroxychloroquine
    Q. Does hydroxychloroquine contain get you high?
    No. Hydroxychloroquine does not produce psychological feeling of extreme happiness or colloquially known as ‘feeling high'.

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    WHAT OUR USERS ARE SAYING ABOUT HCQS 200MG TABLET

    How effective is this medicine?

    Effective
    76%
    Can't say
    10%
    Not effective
    7%
    Moderately effective
    7%

    Do you find this medicine expensive?

    Yes
    77%
    No
    23%

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    Content on this page was last updated on 30 May, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)