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Hydrocad 200mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Hydrocad 200mg 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 provides relief from pain, swelling, and redness.

Hydrocad 200mg Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach upset. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.

Using this medicine may cause some common side effects such as blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and skin rash. Consult with your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.

To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may recommend regular eye tests to check your vision while on this medication. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.

Side effects of Hydrocad Tablet

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

How to use Hydrocad 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. Hydrocad 200mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Hydrocad Tablet works

Hydrocad 200mg 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 Hydrocad 200mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hydrocad 200mg 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
Hydrocad 200mg 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
Hydrocad 200mg 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
Hydrocad 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hydrocad 200mg 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
Hydrocad 200mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hydrocad 200mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Hydrocad Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Hydrocad 200mg 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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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Hydrocad 200mg 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 Hydrocad 200mg Tablet to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) four hours before and after taking Hydrocad 200mg 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 Hydrocad 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

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FAQs

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

Hydrocad 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 Hydrocad have any effect on vision?

Yes, though uncommon, Hydrocad 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 Hydrocad.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can I take ibuprofen while taking Hydrocad?

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

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

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

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