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Hqra 200 Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Hqra 200 Tablet is used in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It slows down the progression of the disease and provide relief from pain, swelling and redness.

Hqra 200 Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an stomach upset. Take it regularly and at the same time of each day to get the most benefit from the medicine. Do not stop taking it suddenly without talking to your doctor. Avoid taking antacids for at least 4 hours before and after taking Hqra 200 Tablet as they can stop the medicine from being absorbed properly from your gut.

Hqra 200 Tablet may cause few side effects such as headache, nausea, diarrhea, mood changes, abdominal pain and loss of appetite. Have regular eye tests done while taking this medicine and inform your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your vision. It can also lower your blood glucose level. Inform your doctor if you experience symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor and anxious feeling.

Side effects of Hqra Tablet

Common
  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Feeling sick
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • Mood changes

How to use Hqra 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. Hqra 200 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Hqra Tablet works

Hqra 200 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Hqra 200 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hqra 200 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hqra 200 Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Hqra 200 Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may get eye problems while taking this medicine. This may affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CAUTION
Hqra 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hqra 200 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
Hqra 200 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hqra 200 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hqra Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hqra 200 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.

Alternate Brands

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Hqra 200 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 Hqra 200 Tablet to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) four hours before and after taking Hqra 200 Tablet as they can stop the medicine from being absorbed properly from your gut.
  • Have regular eye tests done while taking this medicine. Stop taking it and inform your doctor immediately 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Hqra with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Meflar, Mefly, Meflotag
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Imudrops, Neoral, Aurosporine
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Helminthex, Zenticide
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Femo
MINOR

Patient Concerns

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My joint of my fingers and toes become stiff and painful in the morning while wake up and also feelung mild pain in my heart. I have been diagonised rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Akshat Goel
Bone & Joint Specialist
Please refer to a RheumatologistApply Dynapar QPS spray and take Tab Zerodol-SP twice daily and Tab Saaz 500mg twice daily and Tab HCQS-200 once daily
Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attackRheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
please consult rheumatologist for the same
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User Feedback


FAQs

Q. How long does it take for Hqra to start working?

Hqra takes time to show its effects. It may take weeks to months before you see an improvement in your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Q. Does Hqra have any effect on vision?

Yes, though uncommon, Hqra can affect vision especially if taken at prescribed doses. The symptoms include reading or seeing difficulties (words, letters, or parts of objects missing), sensitivity to light, blurred distance vision, and seeing light flashes or streaks. If you notice any of these symptoms contact your doctor immediately since most of the changes can come to normal on discontinuing Hqra.

Q. Do I need to get any tests done during Hqra treatment?

An eye test is required before your treatment with Hqra starts and should be repeated at least every 12 months. Also, you should regularly check your blood counts. Your doctor will discontinue Hqra if any abnormality is detected.

Q. Is Hqra an opioid, a painkiller, a steroid, or an anti-inflammatory medicine? How does it work?

Hqra is an antimalarial medicine with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. It is neither a steroid nor an opioid nor a painkiller. In malaria, Hqra destroys the harmful parasite which causes the illness. Whereas in rheumatoid arthritis, it reduces inflammation of the joints and provides relief.

Q. Do I need to be careful with Hqra if I am a diabetic?

Yes, you need to be careful while using Hqra if you have diabetes. Hqra can lower your blood glucose levels to dangerous levels so much so that you can even lose consciousness. Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and if it starts to fall, contact your doctor immediately.

Q. I am on antacids since a long time, which is necessary for me. Can I still take Hqra?

Yes, you can take Hqra, provided you keep a gap of at least 4 hours between Hqra and antacid. If this gap is not maintained, then antacid will interfere with working of Hqra. As a result, you will not experience any benefit of Hqra.

Q. Can I take ibuprofen while taking Hqra?

Yes, you can take ibuprofen and Hqra together. They do not interfere with working of each other.

Q. What can I expect if I stop taking Hqra?

If you stop taking Hqra without consulting your doctor, your illness may get worse. Therefore, do not stop taking Hqra without consulting your doctor, even if you start feeling better.

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