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What is Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate used for?

Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate is used to treat or prevent certain forms of malaria caused by mosquito bites. This drug is also prescribed for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

The dosage of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate can be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.

What if you miss a dose of Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate can interact with cancer medications, arthritis medications, and tuberculosis medications.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

Like other medicines, Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weight loss, hair loss, and stomach pain. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?

Is it possible for me to take Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?
What are the possible drug interactions of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate?
How will Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate work in my body?
How should Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate drug interactions and side effects?

Note

The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.

 

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