HCQS 300 Tablet is used to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It slows the disease’s progression and relieves pain, swelling, and redness. It is also used in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus to improve glycemic control.
HCQS 300 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.
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.
BENEFITS OF HCQS TABLET
In Treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system (which usually fights bacteria and viruses) attacks your body’s own cells. HCQS 300 Tablet stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and stiffness in your joints. It can also slow down joint damage, reduce disability, and enable you to be as active for as long as possible. It can take several weeks or months to notice the effect of the medicine. You should continue taking it until your doctor says it is okay to stop using the medicine.
In Treatment of Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, kidneys, brain, and other organs. HCQS 300 Tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat a great many different inflammatory and allergic conditions. It lowers your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, pain, itching and other allergic-type reactions.
You should always take it as it has been prescribed for you. Do not stop taking it without your doctor’s advice. This can cause unpleasant withdrawal symptoms. Because this medicine weakens your immune system, you should avoid being near people who are ill or have infections.
In Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus
In addition to diet and exercise, HCQS 300 Tablet helps improve glycemic control and reduces glycated hemoglobin (HbA1c) levels in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
HOW TO USE HCQS 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. HCQS 300 Tablet is to be taken with food.
HOW HCQS TABLET WORKS
HCQS 300 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. It has also been suggested that hydroxychloroquine may increase insulin sensitivity and improve beta-cell function, thereby improving glycemic control in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with HCQS 300 Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
HCQS 300 Tablet is safe to use during pregnancy. Most studies have shown low or no risk to the developing baby.
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
HCQS 300 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.
HCQS 300 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.
HCQS 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of HCQS 300 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.
HCQS 300 Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of HCQS 300 Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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WHAT IF YOU FORGET TO TAKE HCQS TABLET?
If you miss a dose of HCQS 300 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.
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 HCQS
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal pain
- Decreased appetite
- Skin rash
- Affect lability
Q. How to take the HCQS 300 Tablet?
HCQS 300 Tablet comes as a tablet to be taken by mouth. It should be taken with food or a glass of milk to prevent an upset stomach and nausea. Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor and finish the complete course. HCQS 300 Tablet should be used regularly as advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first. If you have also taking antacids, then take HCQS 300 Tablet at least 4hours before or after these products.
Q. How long does it take for HCQS 300 Tablet to start working?
HCQS takes some time to show its effects. It may even take a few weeks or months before you see an improvement in your symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis or other autoimmune diseases. However, it is important that you be patient and keep taking this medication regularly. Your doctor may prescribe some additional medications in the interim for temporary relief from the symptoms.
Q. Does HCQS 300 Tablet have any effect on vision?
Yes, though uncommon, HCQS can affect vision especially if taken at higher doses or for a period of time (> 5 years). The symptoms include reading or seeing difficulties (words, letters, or parts of objects missing), sensitivity to light, blurred distant vision, and seeing light flashes or streaks. If you notice any of these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately. Your doctor may carry out various eye tests and then decide if HCQS 300 Tablet needs to be discontinued. You may also be advised to get certain eye tests done periodically if you have been prescribed HCQS.
Q. Do I need to get any tests done during HCQS 300 Tablet treatment?
An eye test is required before your treatment with HCQS starts and should be repeated every 12 months. Also, your doctor may advise you to get your blood counts (CBC) and liver function test (LFT) checked regularly. Your doctor may discontinue HCQS if any abnormality is detected.
Q. Is HCQS 300 Tablet an opioid, a painkiller, a steroid, or an anti-inflammatory medicine? How does it work?
HCQS 300 Tablet is an antimalarial medicine with anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory properties. It is neither a steroid nor an opioid nor a painkiller. In malaria, HCQS 300 Tablet destroys the harmful parasite which causes the illness. Whereas in rheumatoid arthritis, it reduces inflammation of the joints and provides relief.
Q. Do I need to be careful with HCQS 300 Tablet if I am a diabetic?
Yes, you need to be careful while using HCQS if you have diabetes. HCQS can lower your blood glucose levels to dangerous levels so much so that you may even lose consciousness(severe hypoglycemia). Keep a regular check on your blood glucose levels and if it starts to fall, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may alter the doses of your anti-diabetic medications as per your blood glucose levels.
Q. I am on antacids since a long time, which is necessary for me. Can I still take HCQS 300 Tablet?
Yes, you can take HCQS, provided you keep a gap of at least 4 hours between HCQS and antacid. If this gap is not maintained, then the antacid may interfere with the absorption or working of HCQS. As a result, you may not experience the full benefits of HCQS.
Q. Can I take ibuprofen while taking HCQS 300 Tablet?
Yes, you may take ibuprofen and HCQS together. They do not have any significant interactions and do not interfere with the working of each other.
Q. What can I expect if I stop taking HCQS 300 Tablet?
If you stop taking HCQS without consulting your doctor, your illness may get worse. Therefore, do not stop taking HCQS without consulting your doctor, even if you start feeling better.
Always read the patient information leaflet before commencing treatment.
Important: We advise you to always read the patient information leaflet inside the medication box, as the generic medication may not always entirely match the patient information leaflet listed. Please contact us if you have any questions.