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Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Roquin. Please consult your doctor.
Roquin may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing ... View More
Roquin 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 har... View More
Roquin may cause side effects which could affect your ability to drive. You may get eye problems while taking this medicine. This may affect your abilit... View More
Roquin should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Roquin may be needed. Please consult your doctor. This medicine c... View More
Roquin should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Roquin may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Roquin is used in the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It slows down the progression of... View More
Uses of Roquin
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Side effects of Roquin
- Blurred vision
- Abdominal pain
- Feeling sick
- Loss of appetite
- Mood changes
How to use Roquin
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. Roquin is to be taken with... View More
How Roquin works
Roquin is a Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatoid Drug (DMARD). It works by suppressing the overactivity of the immune system that causes inflammation (swel... View More
What if you forget to take Roquin?
If you miss a dose of Roquin, 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 re... View More
- You have been prescribed HCQS 200 Tablet for the treatment of autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis or systemic lupus erythematosus.
- Take it with food to avoid an upset stomach.
- It can take 8-12 weeks for HCQS 200 Tablet to work. Keep taking it as prescribed.
- Do not take medicines that neutralise stomach acids (antacids) four hours before and after taking HCQS 200 Tablet as they can stop the medicine from bei... View More
- Have regular eye tests done while taking this medicine. Stop taking it and inform your doctor immediately if you notice any changes in your vision.
- It can cause lowering of blood glucose level. Inform your doctor if you experience hypoglycemia symptoms such as cold sweats, cool pale skin, tremor, an... View More
Acute and chronic rheumatoid arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), Malaria
Should be taken with food.
Oral Malaria Acute treatment 800 mg PO, then 400 mg PO 6-8 hours later, then 400 mg PO at 24 and 48 hours Prophylaxis 400 mg PO weekly, starting... View More
Malaria Acute treatment 13 mg/kg base PO, then 6.5 mg/kg base PO 6 hr later, then 6.5 mg/kg base PO at 24 and 48 hours; not to exceed 400 mg/day base ... View More
Renal impairment: Estimation of plasma hydroxychloroquine levels to be undertaken in patients with severely compromised function and dosage adjusted acc... View More
The presence of retinal or visual field changes attributable to any 4-aminoquinoline compound, patients with known hypersensitivity to 4-aminoquinoline ... View More
Mode of Action
Hydroxychloroquine is a 4-aminoquinoline antimalarial with actions similar to those of chloroquine but is mainly used in the treatment of SLE and rheuma... View More
Impaired liver or renal function, severe GI disorders, porphyria, psoriasis, neurological disorders especially a history of epilepsy, myasthenia gravis,... View More
Retinopathy, hair loss, photosensitivity, tinnitus, myopathy (long-term therapy). Psychosis, seizures, leucopenia and rarely aplastic anaemia, hepatitis... View More
Cimetidine may increase serum levels of hydroxychloroquine. Its absorption may be decreased by kaolin or Mg trisilicate. Avoid digoxin and alcohol. Incr... View More
The information provided herein is accurate, updated and complete as per the best practices of the Company. Please note that this information should not... View More