food interaction for QDMRD
alcohol interaction for QDMRD
pregnancy interaction for QDMRD
lactation interaction for QDMRD
medicine interaction for QDMRD
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.
SALT INFORMATION FOR QDMRD
How it works
Common side effects
SUBSTITUTES FOR QDMRD
- HCQS 400 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Ipca Laboratories LtdRs. 11.70/tabletRs. 117.04pay 1% more per tablet
- OXCQ 400 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt LtdRs. 11.63/tabletRs. 116.34same price
- ZY Q 400 MG TABLET(30 tablets in strip)Zydus CadilaRs. 11.63/tabletRs. 349.02same price
- HYDROQUIN 400 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Sun Pharmaceutical Industries LtdRs. 11.63/tabletRs. 116.34same price
- CARTIQUIN 400 MG TABLET(10 tablets in strip)Overseas Healthcare Pvt LtdRs. 10.63/tabletRs. 106.26save 9% more per tablet
Expert advice FOR QDMRD
- If you have severe stomach and intestinal problems.
- If you have neurological problems (disorders of the nervous system that may affect your memory, senses or mood).
- If you are aged above 65 years.
- If you consume alcohol daily or frequently.
Frequently asked questions FOR QDMRD
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)
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'.