Hydroxyquine or HQTOR 200mg
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HQTOR 200mg (Hydroxyquine )
Hydroxyquine or HQTOR 200 mg is useful in patients with the following disorders who have not responded satisfactorily to medicinal tehrapies with less potential for serious side effects:
- Lupus erythematosus- It is an autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks its tissues, causing inflammation and tissue damage in the affected organs. It affects joints, the brain, lungs, skin, kidneys, and blood vessels.
- Acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis.
How to use (Infographics and instructions)
HQTOR 200 mg comes in tablets for oral administration. The dose may vary from person to person. One can take medicine with a glass of milk or after a meal to decrease the nausea feeling. Do not break, crush, or chew the tablet. If you have been prescribed HQTOR for skin problems that are sensitive to sunlight, only take HQTOR during periods of high exposure to sunlight. The dose usually depends upon the body weight. Consult your doctor if you have been taking Hydroxyquine for rheumatoid arthritis for a longer duration and think it’s not working for you. It is important to complete the full course of treatment which may take up to six months for full effects. It is best to take Hydroxychloroquine with meals to decrease gastrointestinal upset and biter after taste. Avoid alcohol consumption during the treatment.
If you take more of this medicine, you should tell your doctor. Carry the medicine with you so that the doctor gets to know what you have taken. Symptoms of an overdose include problems with your eyesight, headache, convulsions, heart problems accompanied by severe breathing issues and possibly a heart attack.
Let your doctor know if your condition worsens or does not improve even after completing the course. It may take up to several weeks or months to improve, especially if you take Hydroxychloroquine for arthritis or lupus. HQTOR 200 mg may not prevent malaria in all cases. If you develop fever or other symptoms, get immediate medical help. You may need a different drug to treat your condition. Consult your doctor if you have any doubt about the usage of the medicine.
Precautions (Things to remember, allergies, and warnings)
If you have psoriasis, alcoholism, porphyria, dermatitis, liver disorder, G-6-PD deficiency, and other blood-related disorders, you must inform your doctor.
Hydroxyquine could be specifically sensitive to children. Thus, it must be kept out of reach from children. if you have been using this medication for a longer period, your doctor will recommend you have frequent eye examinations as hydroxychloroquine sulfate can cause eye problems with long term use.
Side effects associated with Hydroxychloroquine use include vomiting, diarrhoea, nausea, stomach pain, loss of appetite, headache, dizziness, mood swings, rashes on the skin, and pigmentation. If a patient develops blurred vision, cannot recognize colours, or has eye disorders, immediately stop treatment and inform the doctor. Also, a sudden severe drop in blood glucose may occur. You may experience sweating, hunger pangs, headaches, irritability or fainting. Talk to your doctor if any of these side effects become troublesome.