Generic name: Hydroxychloroquine
Brand name: Plaquenil, Dolquine, Quensyl
Hydroxychloroquine is associated with the class of drugs known as antimalarials. The medication is used to treat and inhibit the attacks of malaria. The medication also reduces the inflammation during the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Hydroxychloroquine (Generic) Uses
The medication Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent and treat malaria in children, infants and adults. This medication is also used to treat auto immune diseases with other medication. These medications are associated to the class of drugs known as anti rheumatic drugs. It has the ability to reduce inflammation in arthritis and decrease skin problems in lupus. The dosage depends upon the medical condition and also the weight of the patient and recommendation of the doctor or pharmacist. The medication is usually taken directly through mouth with milk or food to inhibit upset stomach.
Hydroxychloroquine (Generic) Adverse effects
Some of the people taking the medication from a long period of time or having high dosages may have some mild, moderate or serious side effects. Some of the common side effects are nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, upset stomach, loss or appetite, skin rash and headache.
Many of the long term or serious side effects may also take place in the people taking Hydroxychloroquine that include blurred vision, severe stomach pain, ringing in ears, mood swings, convulsions, muscles weakness, irregular heartbeat, severe nausea, drowsiness, dark urine and shortness of breath.
If you experience any of the given moderate or severe side effects get immediate medical help or go to the doctor or pharmacist to discuss the treatment plan. Do not ignore the side effects or let them to cause many other health problems.
Hydroxychloroquine (Generic) Precautions and Warnings
If you are allergic to certain types of medications including Hydroxychloroquine tell your doctor before taking the medication as it contain some inactive ingredients that can originates allergic reactions. If you are pregnant or planned to become pregnant take the medication with the recommendation of doctor if really needed. Before taking the medication tell your doctor or pharmacist about any medical condition you had experienced in past or experiencing yet especially of blood disorder, diabetes, genetic disorders, kidney disease, liver disease and skin problems.
Hydroxychloroquine (Generic) Interactions
The medication may interact with different other prescription and non prescription drugs you are taking for further medical conditions such as iron containing medications, acetaminophen, digoxin, methotrexate and many others, tell your doctor about all of the medications you are taking before using the medication. This medication has a serious interaction with the medication penicillamine.