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Hqtor 400 Tablet


Overview

Hqtor Tablet side effects

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

How to use Hqtor 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. Hqtor 400 Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Hqtor Tablet works

Hqtor 400 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.

Hqtor Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Hqtor 400 Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus, 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
Hqtor 400 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
Hqtor 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hqtor 400 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
Hqtor 400 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hqtor 400 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Hqtor Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hqtor 400 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Hqtor 400 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 Hqtor 400 Tablet to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) four hours before and after taking Hqtor 400 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 Hqtor with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Helminthex
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Femo, Fagene, Avifam
MINOR
Brand(s): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Hqtor

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Pain.in right shoulder.RA factor negative.3yrs suffering. Take folitrax7.5mg tab and hqtor ,folvitetab ,hifennac.is it suitable or any sideeffect
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
Where else is the pain. Just pain in shoukfer is not rheumatoid arthritis.
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 Hqtor to start working?

Hqtor 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 Hqtor have any effect on vision?

Yes, though uncommon, Hqtor 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 Hqtor.

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

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

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

Hqtor is an antimalarial medicine with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. It is neither a steroid nor an opioid nor a painkiller. In malaria, Hqtor 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 Hqtor if I am a diabetic?

Yes, you need to be careful while using Hqtor if you have diabetes. Hqtor 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 Hqtor?

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

Q. Can I take ibuprofen while taking Hqtor?

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

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

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

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