Hydroxychloroquine (HCQS)

    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)

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      Zydus Cadila
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      Wallace Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
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      Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd
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      Overseas Healthcare Pvt Ltd
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      Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
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      Obsurge Biotech Ltd
      2 variant(s)
    • ₹121
      Ipca Laboratories Ltd
      1 variant(s)
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      Molekule India Pvt Ltd
      1 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)

    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
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    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'.

    Content on this page was last updated on 13 September, 2017, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)