Information about Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)
Hydroxychloroquine (hcqs) uses
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus and type 2 diabetes.
How hydroxychloroquine (hcqs) works
Hydroxychloroquine (hcqs) blocks the action of certain chemical messengers that are responsible for inflammation, swelling and redness associated with certain autoimmune diseases. It suppresses the underlying disease process, rather than simply treating the disease.
Common side effects of hydroxychloroquine (hcqs)
Headache, Feeling sick, Diarrhoea, Mood changes, Loss of appetite, Abdominal pain
Available Medicine for Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)
- ₹90 to ₹122Ipca Laboratories Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹152 to ₹352Zydus Cadila3 variant(s)
- ₹58 to ₹119Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹60 to ₹119Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹88 to ₹117Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹65 to ₹107Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd3 variant(s)
- ₹57 to ₹117Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹57 to ₹80Obsurge Biotech Ltd2 variant(s)
- ₹121Ipca Laboratories Ltd1 variant(s)
- ₹56Molekule India Pvt Ltd1 variant(s)
Expert advice for Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)
- You may have to wait for 3-6 months to get the full effect.
- You may develop nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea during initiation of the treatment. This can be managed by taking doses with food.
- Your doctor may ask about any eye problems if you may have and check your vision before starting medication; thereafter your vision should be checked once a year. Inform your doctor if you notice any changes in your vision during treatment.
- Inform your doctor if you have ever been diagnosed with any eye problem, Glucose-6 phosphatase (G6PD) deficiency, porphyria or psoriasis.
- Inform your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to conceive or breastfeeding.
Frequently asked questions for Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)
Q. Is Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) safe?
Yes. Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) an antibiotic?
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) is an antimalarial which is active against malaria causing protozoa (parasite) Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum
Q. Can I take antihistamines with Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)?
Most antihistamines do not have any known serious interaction when taken with Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS). Antihistaminic drug cimetidine (histamine receptor - H2 blocker) may increase blood levels of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS). 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. Does Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) contain get you high?
No, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS) does not produce any psychological feeling of extreme happiness or colloquially known as ‘feeling high'.