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Composition

Hydroxychloroquine(200 mg)

SALT INFORMATION

Hydroxychloroquine(200 mg)

TYPICAL USAGE

Rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus. Prophylaxis and treatment of malaria.

SIDE EFFECTS

Photosensitivity, tinnitus, myopathy. Psychosis, seizures, leucopenia and rarely aplastic anaemia, hepatitis, GI upsets, dizziness, hypokalaemia, headache, pruritus, urticaria, difficulty in visual accommodation. Loss of hair, bleaching of hair pigment, bluish-black pigmentation of the mucous membranes and skin, photosensitivity, tinnitus, reduced hearing, nerve deafness, neuromyopathy, and myopathy, including cardiomyopathy.

DRUG INTERACTION

Cimetidine may increase serum levels of hydroxychloroquine. Avoid digoxin and alcohol. Increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias when used with halofantrine. Concurrent use with mefloquine may increase the risk of convulsions.

MECHANISM OF ACTION

Hydroxychloroquine is a 4-aminoquinoline antimalarial with actions similar to those of chloroquine but is mainly used in the treatment of SLE and rheumatoid arthritis. It interferes with digestive vacuole function within susceptible malarial parasites by increasing pH and interrupting with lysosomal degradation of haemoglobin thus impeding normal cell function of sensitive parasites.

SUBSTITUTES

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  • Zy Q(200mg)
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    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 1.37/Tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 41.10
    save 78% more per Tablet
  • Zy Q(200mg)
    (10 Tablet in Strip)
    Zydus Cadila
    Rs. 4.08/Tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 40.75
    save 35% more per Tablet
  • Hqtor Tab
    (10 Tablet in Strip)
    Torque Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd
    Rs. 0.59/Tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 5.92
    save 91% more per Tablet
  • Hydrocad (200mg)
    (10 Tablet in Strip)
    Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd
    Rs. 5.90/Tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 59
    save 7% more per Tablet
  • Qdmrd (200mg)
    (10 Tablet in Strip)
    Alembic Chemical Works Co Ltd
    Rs. 6.28/Tablet
    Tablet
    Rs. 62.80
    save 1% more per Tablet

INTERACTIONS

Can I take Hcqs (200mg) during pregnancy?

Studies in animals have shown risk to fetus, however there are no sufficient studies in humans. This drug may be used in pregnant women if benefit outweighs the risk. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Hcqs (200mg) while breastfeeding/lactation?

Moderately safe: No studies have been conducted in breastfeeding women, however there is possibility of ill effect to the breastfed infants; or studies conducted in breastfeeding women show minimal non-threatening side effects to the infants. Drugs should be given only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the infant. Patients should follow the advice of the doctor regarding its use.

Can I take Hcqs (200mg) with alcohol?

No studies found