Zy Q 200 Mg Tablet 2
Hydroxycholoroquine is mainly used to suppress and treat acute attacks (severe and sudden onset) of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine tablets are also used for the treatment of autoimmune diseases such as lupus arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis.
How does the drug work?
Hydroxychloroquine belongs to a group of drugs known as anti-malarial agents. Hydroxychloroquine acts via multiple mechanisms that include interfering with enzyme activities, inhibition of messenger chemicals, and inhibition of cellular activity that cause inflammation.
What are the common side effect?
Hydroxychloroquine side effects include loss of appetite, mood changes, increased sensitivity to light, blurred distance vision, headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, bruise, muscle weakness, bleeding, dizziness, hearing disorder, ringing in the ear, and rash.
Important Information for use
• People with bone marrow depression should not use Zepcar CR medicine.
• Avoid the Zepcar CR drug if an allergic reaction was seen with an earlier use of carbamazepine.
• Do not take any other antidepressant drugs along with Carbafen tablet. If a MAO-inhibitor drug was used in the past 14 days, then do not take Zepcar CR.
• Call the doctor immediately in the case of skin rash, unusual weakness, bleeding and fever. This is because of the chances of Carbafen side effects such as life-threatening skin rash.
• Continue the Zepcar CR medication for the full length prescribed by the doctor.
• Pregnant women should not start or stop using Zepcar CR unless instructed by the doctor.
• Don’t get exposed to sunlight due to the risk of sunburn with Zepcar CR.
• Do not take grapefruit juice while using Zepcar CR.
1. Is hydroxychloroquine safe in children? Yes. Hydroxychloroquine is safe in children if used at prescribed doses. However, long-term use of hydroxychloroquine is not recommended.
2. Is hydroxychloroquine an antibiotic? No. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-malarial which kills malaria-causing protozoa such as Plasmodium vivax, P. malariae, P. ovale, and susceptible strains of P. falciparum.
3. Is Hcqs the same as Plaquenil? Yes. Plaquenil and Hcqs are the trade names for active drug hydroxychloroquine.
4. I am taking vitamin supplements, is it safe to hydroxychloroquine with multivitamins? Yes. Hydroxychloroquine has no known side effect with vitamins. However, avoid vitamin supplements that contain magnesium, aluminum, or calcium, as these minerals are known to reduce the blood levels of hydroxychloroquine.
5. Is it safe to take antihistamines with hydroxychloroquine? Most of the antihistamines do not have any known interaction when taken with hydroxychloroquine. Antihistaminic drug cimetidine may increase blood levels of hydroxychloroquine. Consult your doctor before taking the medication.