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HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S

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FORMULAHydroxychloroquine Sulphate 200 mg
COMPANYGetz Pharma
TYPETablet
About

About

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is chiefly used to treat and/or prevent malarial infestation in the human body but HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S may also be used to treat symptoms like joint swelling and skin issues associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S belongs to a group of chemicals called disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS),these drugs work by eliminating the infected (by P.falciparum) cells and also interferes with the inflammatory reactions of the immune system to reduce swellings and fever.

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is preferred to be ingested with food (or a glass of milk) so as to prevent stomach problems that may occur in certain cases.The dosage of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is dependent entirely upon the illness being treated and the age as well as the weight of the patient.

For the prevention of malaria (for patient’s traveling to malarious countries),the patients are asked to do a 5 day long course of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S a week or two before travel and during the stay in the forgien country.In the treatment of active malaria,patients are asked to take a tablet or two daily for a week,the dosage is meant to be spaced out through out the day with a 6 or 8 hour interval between each dose.It is recommended to not stop taking the medication without consulting a physician as that may lead to a reoccurance of malaria.

If HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is being used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis,a tablet or two once or twice daily;the physicain may alter the dosage depending upon the increase or decrease of symptoms felt by the patient.Once again,it is advised to not stop taking HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S without the consent of a doctor.

For patients ingesting anacids while unergoing treatement with HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S,it is recommeded to have antacids a minimum of 4 hours either beofre ro after ingestion of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S as antacids are said to decrease absorption of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S.Headaches,dizziness and stomach problems are common adverse effects that may be felt by patients undergoing treatment with HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Indications

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S can be used to treat:

  • Malaria 
  • Lupus 
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

How Does HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S Work

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S belongs to a group of chemicals called disease modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDS),these drugs work by eliminating the infected (by P.falciparum) cells and also interferes with the inflammatory reactions of the immune system to reduce swellings and fever.

How To Use HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S 

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is preferred to be ingested with food (or a glass of milk) so as to prevent stomach problems that may occur in certain cases.The dosage of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is dependent entirely upon the illness being treated and the age as well as the weight of the patient.

For the prevention of malaria (for patient’s traveling to malarious countries),the patients are asked to do a 5 day long course of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S a week or two before travel and during the stay in the forgien country.In the treatment of active malaria,patients are asked to take a tablet or two daily for a week,the dosage is meant to be spaced out through out the day with a 6 or 8 hour interval between each dose.It is recommended to not stop taking the medication without consulting a physician as that may lead to a reoccurance of malaria.

If HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is being used to treat lupus and rheumatoid arthritis,a tablet or two once or twice daily;the physicain may alter the dosage depending upon the increase or decrease of symptoms felt by the patient.Once again,it is advised to not stop taking HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S without the consent of a doctor.

For patients ingesting anacids while unergoing treatement with HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S,it is recommeded to have antacids a minimum of 4 hours either beofre ro after ingestion of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S as antacids are said to decrease absorption of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Dosage

Adult Dosage 

A tablet or two either once or twice a day is the recommended dose.Dosage is dependent upon the illness being treated.The strenght of dose may be altered during the course of the treatment.

Child Dosage

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is safe to be given to children as long as the daily minimum effective dose does nto exceed 6.5mg/kg.The dosage for children is dependent upon their age,weight and the illness being treated.

Elderly Dosage

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is safe to be prescribed to patients over the age of 65;for patients suffering from kidney diseases,the dosage may be lowered.

Pregnancy Use And Lactation

This drug is not to be taken or prescribed to expecting and lactating mothers as it may have fatal consequences for the unborn child.If you are taking the drug and become pregnant,inform your doctor immediately,the doctor will ask you to stop using HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S and is likely to replace it with a different pregnancy safe drug.Small amounts of this drug can be transferred to the child through breast milk and therefore cause low blood pressure in the child thus HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S isn't recommended to lactating mothers.If you are planning to conceive and are taking losartan as treatment, then refer to the doctor. The physician is likely to change your medicine and dosage.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Allergy to HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S or any other medicine or food substance 
  • Retina illnesses/damage 
  • Severe kidney impairment/diseases
  • Severe renal impairment/diseases
  • Severe liver impairment/diseases 

Precautions

Please tell your doctor about any of the following conditions before using HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Mild to moderate kidney impairment/diseases
  • Mild to moderate liver impairment/diseases
  • Mild to moderate stomach impairment/diseases 
  • Mild to moderate heart impairment/diseases
  • Psoriasis 
  • Glucose-6-dehydrogenase deficiency
  • Porphyria 
  • Eye illnesses

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S:

  • Antiepileptic drugs 
  • Tamoxifen 
  • Cimetidine 
  • Antimalarial drugs
  • Amiodarone 
  • Moxifloxacin 
  • Digoxin 
  • Antidiabetic drugs 
  • Antacids 
  • Rabies vaccine 
  • Ciclosporin 
  • Praziquantel 
  • Agalsidase 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S has certain side effects which include:

  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain 
  • Diarrhea 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt,the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor.

  • Blurred vision 
  • Changes in eye sight number 
  • Difficulty hearing 
  • Convulsions 
  • Unusual bleeding or bruising 
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Drowsiness 

How To Cope With Some Of The Adverse Effects

  • Feeling drowsy -If the medication makes you feel drowsy or sleepy,stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhoea -Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you're being sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water. If you have diarrhoea, replenish with plenty of water or other fluids.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak -If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you're doing and sit or lie down until you feel better and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.

Key Facts About HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S

  • HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S may be used to treat malaria,lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
  • HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is safe to be givent to children and elderly patients 
  • HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is not safe to be prescribed to pregnant and lactating women 
  • Treatment with HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S may cause headaches,nausea and dizziness

FAQs

#1.HOW TO STORE HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is to be kept away from the reach of children,in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs.

#2.WHAT IF I MISS A DOSE OF HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day.If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#3.CAN I TAKE HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S DURING MY PREGNANCY?

No,HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#4.WHAT ARE COMMON SIDE EFFECTS CAUSED BY HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

  • Headache 
  • Dizziness 
  • Nausea 
  • Vomiting
  • Stomach pain 
  • Diarrhea 

#5.WHAT LAB TESTS WILL BE PRESCRIBED WHILE TREATMENT WITH HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S AND HOW OFTEN?

Vision and a complete eye check up is to be done before starting treatment and then periodically after 2-3 months.The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s blood glucose levels,kidney functions,liver functions and blood pressure levels.

#6.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE PAINKILLERS WHILE TAKING HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

Yes.Over the counter painkillers such as paracetamol are safe to be ingested along with HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S under the supervision of a doctor.

#7.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S ALONG WITH ORAL CONTRACEPTIVES?

Yes.There is no evidence to suggest that HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S interacts with oral contraceptives.

#8.IS IT SAFE TO HAVE ANTACIDS FOR INDIGESTION ALONG WITH HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S?

No.As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S by the body.

#9.CAN HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S CAUSE DIZZINESS? IF SO, HOW SHOULD I MANAGE IT?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during the course of your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.

#10.IS HCQ 200mg Tablet 10 'S SAFE TO GIVE TO ELDERLY PATIENTS?

Yes.This drug can be easily and safely prescribed to patients above 18 years of age.

#11.CAN I DRIVE AFTER TAKING THIS MEDICATION?

This medication is known to make you dizzy hence, if that happens kindly avoid driving or operating any heavy machinery.

 

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