Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate 200mg Tablets
Hydroxychloroquine 200 mg is used in the treatment of Rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
How Hydroxychloroquine works
Hydroxychloroquine blocks certain chemical messengers, which are responsible for inflammation, swelling, and redness in certain autoimmune diseases. Instead of treating the disease, it suppresses its underlying causes.
Hydroxychloroquine side effects
Headache, Diarrhea and Feeling sick. Mood changes. Loss of appetite. Abdominal pain.
Hydroxychloroquine (research in humans) is currently being studied in clinical trials. These studies are for the prevention and treatment of new coronavirus infections. In vitro and laboratory tests have shown that this medicine is effective against the novel coronavirus. Hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness against the coronavirus is still uncertain.
Hydroxychloroquine is recommended by ICMR for the prevention of new coronavirus infections. This recommendation was made only for high-risk individuals (i.e. people at high risk of being exposed to the virus) and emergency situations. It can be used to prophylaxis for asymptomatic health workers who are caring for COVID-19-confirmed or suspected cases.
Benefits of Hydroxychloroquine 200mg Tablet
In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, brain, kidneys, and other organs.
HCQ 200mg tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat various inflammatory and allergic conditions. It lowers your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, itching, pain, and other allergic-type reactions.
In Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system attacks your own body cells. HCQ 200mg tablet stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and inflexibility 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 to stop.
Side Effects of Hydroxychloroquine 200mg Tablet
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to light