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HCQS 200 mg Tablet

Ipca Laboratories Ltd

Composition for HCQS 200 mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Primary uses of HCQS 200 mg Tablet

Rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
MRP
93.4
₹6.23/Tablet
15 tablets in 1 strip
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Medicine Overview of HCQS Tablet

Uses of HCQS Tablet

HCQS 200 mg Tablet is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

HCQS Tablet side effects

Common

Side Effects of HCQS are Headache, Feeling sick, Diarrhoea, Mood changes, Loss of appetite, Abdominal pain.

How to use HCQS Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. HCQS 200 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How HCQS Tablet works

HCQS 200 mg Tablet is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatoid Drug (DMARD). It works by suppressing the overactivity of the immune system that causes inflammation (swelling) and pain in the joints. This slows the progression of the underlying disease.

In Depth Information on HCQS Tablet

Expert advice for HCQS Tablet

  • You have been prescribed HCQS 200 mg Tablet for the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus.
  • Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
  • It can take 8-12 weeks for HCQS 200 mg Tablet to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) four hours before and after taking HCQS 200 mg Tablet as they can stop the medicine from being absorbed properly from your gut.
  • Have regular eye tests done while you are taking this medicine. Stop taking HCQS 200 mg Tablet and immediately inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your vision.
  • It can cause lowering of blood glucose level. Inform your doctor if you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, and anxious feeling.
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HCQS Tablet related warnings
Special precautions for HCQS Tablet
Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
HCQS 200 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE
HCQS 200 mg Tablet is safe to use during lactation. Human studies have shown that either the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in significant amount or is not expected to cause toxicity to the baby.
Driving
Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
You may get eye problems while taking this medicine. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
HCQS 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of HCQS 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
This medicine can affect your eyes. Regular eye check up is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
Liver
CAUTION
HCQS 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of HCQS 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of HCQS Tablet?uses

If you miss a dose of HCQS 200 mg Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Patient Concerns

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Frequently asked questions about HCQS Tablet

Frequently asked questions about Hydroxychloroquine

Q. Is Hcqs safe?
Yes. Hcqs is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Hcqs an antibiotic?
Hcqs is an antimalarial which is active against malaria causing protozoa (parasite) Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum
Q. Can I take antihistamines with Hcqs?
Most antihistamines do not have any known serious interaction when taken with Hcqs. Antihistaminic drug cimetidine (histamine receptor - H2 blocker) may increase blood levels of Hcqs. 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. Does Hcqs contain get you high?
No, Hcqs does not produce any psychological feeling of extreme happiness or colloquially known as ‘feeling high'.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking HCQS with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
HCQS with Mefloquine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Mefloquine: Mefliam, Meflotas, Larimef, Falcitab, Mefloc, Mefque, Larium, Meflife, Mefex, Altimef, Rumef, Mqf, Confal, Zoquine, Mepalex
HCQS with Praziquantel
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Praziquantel: Helminthex, Zenticide
HCQS with Nizatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Nizatidine: Axid
HCQS with Lafutidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Lafutidine: Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty, Lafukem, Lafaxid, Laciloc, Lafumac, Swiftin, Laftid, Histolaf, Lafjoy, Lafadin, Futaden
HCQS with Roxatidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Roxatidine: Rotane, Zorpex, Roximol, Roxaryl
HCQS with Cimetidine
MINOR
Medicines with composition Cimetidine: Acitak, Cimetiget, Tymidin, Ulciban, Tagasec
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