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Vohq 200 mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction of Vohq Tablet

Vohq 200 mg 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.

Vohq 200 mg 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 Vohq 200 mg Tablet as they can stop the medicine from being absorbed properly from your gut.

Vohq 200 mg 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.

Vohq Tablet side effects

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

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

How Vohq Tablet works

Vohq 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.

Vohq Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Vohq 200 mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Vohq 200 mg 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.
Lactation
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vohq 200 mg 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
Vohq 200 mg 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
Vohq 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Vohq 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
Vohq 200 mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Vohq 200 mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Vohq Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Vohq 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.

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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Vohq 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 Vohq 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 Vohq 200 mg 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 Vohq 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): Acigo, Rin, Ranis
MINOR
Brand(s): Lafter, Lafudac, Lafty
MINOR
Brand(s): Femo, Fagene, Avifam
MINOR

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Vohq

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Rheumatoid arthritis diseases attackRheumatoid arthritis diseases tablet for this
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
please consult rheumatologist for the same
I have stop tablet for last six months for Rhematology , but today had a serious pain in left hand , what is tablets now ?
Dr. Vipul Aggarwal
Bone & Joint Specialist
u are not supposed to stop treatment all of a sudden if u are taking it for rheumatoid arthritis u can take tab etoshine 90 mg sosbetter get a follow up down its ur docotor
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User Feedback


FAQs

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

Vohq 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 Vohq have any effect on vision?

Yes, though uncommon, Vohq 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 Vohq.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Q. Can I take ibuprofen while taking Vohq?

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

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

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

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