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HCQ 200 MG TAB

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HCQ 200MG TABLET:

HCQ 200 (Hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is a 4-aminoquinoline mainly used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus. Hydroxychloroquine sulfate is considered a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) because it not only can decrease the pain and swelling of arthritis but may also prevent joint damage and reduce the risk of long-term disability.

USES:

HCQ 200 (Hydroxychloroquine sulfate) is indicated for the treatment of:

  • Active rheumatoid arthritis (including juvenile idiopathic arthritis).
  • Systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus.
  • Dermatological conditions caused or aggravated by sunlight.

SIDE EFFECTS:

The side-effects of hydroxychloroquine includes gastro-intestinal disturbances, headache and skin reactions (rashes, pruritus); those occurring less frequently include convulsions, visual changes, keratopathy, ototoxicity, hair depigmentation, hair loss and discoloration of skin, nails, and mucous membranes.

PRECAUTIONS:

  • The drug should be used with caution in neurological disorders
  • In the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, if objective improvement does not occur within six months, the drug should be discontinued.
  • Use of hydroxychloroquine in patients with psoriasis may precipitate a severe attack of psoriasis.
  • Periodic blood cell counts should be made if patients are given prolonged therapy.
  • Hydroxychloroquine may exacerbate psoriasis and aggravate myasthenia gravis.

WHEN NO TO USE:

Hydroxychloroquine is contraindicated in:

  • Patients with known hypersensitivity to 4-aminoquinoline compounds.
  • Patients with pre-existing maculopathy of the eye.
  • Long-term therapy in children.
  • Children under 6 years of age.

INTERACTIONS:

  • Hydroxychloroquine possibly inhibits effect of alfa and beta agalsidase and also laronidase.
  • Increased risk of ventricular arrhythmias when hydroxychloroquine given in combinations avoid its concomitant use.
  • In case of lanthanum it should be given at least 2 hours apart.
  • Hydroxychloroquine increases plasma concentration of cyclosporine and digoxin.
  • Metabolism of hydroxychloroquine inhibited by Cimetidine.
  • Hydroxychloroquine have potential to increase symptoms of myasthenia gravis and thus diminish effects of neostigmine and pyridostigmine.

DOSE:

A suitable initial dose of HCQ 200 tablet is 400mg to 600mg (2 or 3 tablets) daily, preferably taken at meal times. Four to twelve weeks therapy is required before the effect of treatment can be evaluated.

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  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have an underlying medical condition, are taking any other medication or complementary therapy, or if symptoms persist.
  • Please read the enclosed instruction leaflet.
  • Keep out of reach of children.