- Generic drugs are chemically identical to brand-name drugs in terms of active ingredient(s), intended use, quality, dosage, safety, bioavailability and effectiveness.
- Generic drugs are cheaper than brand-name drugs.
What is Generic for Plaquenil* used for?
Generic for Plaquenil* (Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate) is used to treat or prevent certain forms of malaria caused by mosquito bites. Hydroxychloroquine Sulphate 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 Plaquenil*?
The dosage of Generic for Plaquenil* prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.
Generic for Plaquenil* can be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset.
What if you miss a dose of Generic for Plaquenil*?
If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Generic for Plaquenil* 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 Plaquenil*?
Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Generic for Plaquenil*, seek medical attention immediately.
What are the side effects of Generic for Plaquenil*?
Like other medicines, Generic for Plaquenil* can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Generic for Plaquenil* 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 Generic for Plaquenil* cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Generic for Plaquenil* develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.
Generic for Plaquenil* 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 Generic for Plaquenil*.
What other drugs could interact with Generic for Plaquenil*?
It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Generic for Plaquenil*.
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 Generic for Plaquenil*, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.
Generic for Plaquenil* 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 questions to ask your doctor before taking Generic for Plaquenil*?
Is it possible for me to take Generic for Plaquenil* with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I take Generic for Plaquenil*?
What are the possible drug interactions of Generic for Plaquenil*?
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How should Generic for Plaquenil* be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Generic for Plaquenil* drug interactions and side effects?
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 Generic for Plaquenil* is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.