Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet is used in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It slows down the progression of the disease and provides relief from pain, swelling, and redness.
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet should be taken with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach upset. You should take it regularly and at the same time each day to get the maximum benefit from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.
Using this medicine may cause some common side effects such as blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache, and skin rash. Consult with your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away with time or get worse. Your doctor may help with ways to reduce or prevent these symptoms.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problems with your heart, kidneys, or liver. Also, tell your doctor about all the other medicines you are taking. Your doctor may recommend regular eye tests to check your vision while on this medication. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers should consult with their doctors before taking the medicine.
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Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them
Common side effects of Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet
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HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with Blurred vision
You can consider washing your eyes with water. Avoid driving or using tools or machines if your vision is impaired. Do not take your next dose if your vision is still blurry. If it gets worse or does not improve, ask your doctor to recommend eye drops or talk about changing your medications.
How to take Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush, or break it. Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet is to be taken with food.
How Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet works
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatoid Drug (DMARD). It works by suppressing the overactivity of the immune system that causes inflammation (swelling) and pain in the joints. This slows the progression of the underlying disease.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.Driving
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive.
You may get eye problems while taking this medicine. This may affect your ability to drive.
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
This medicine can affect your eyes. Regular eye check-up is recommended while you are taking this medicine.
Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
What if you forgot to take Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet?
If you miss a dose of Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Tablet, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Please Note: Consult your Doctor
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