HCQS 300 Tablet
Hcqs 300mg Tablet is primarily used to treat acute attack of malaria. It belongs to the class of drugs called antimalarials. It is also prescribed to treat those patients of rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus, whose symptoms have not improved with the other treatments.
This medication is an alternative to chloroquine for the prophylaxis and treatment of chloroquine sensitive malaria. Recent development and the ongoing research have concluded that this drug can be used positively against COVID-19 (this is a new strain of Coronavirus that has been identified for the very first time in Wuhan, 2019).
Hcqs 300mg Tablet comes in an oral tablet form, and should be taken by mouth. As the dose of this medicine depends on the weight of the patients, thus it may vary from individual to individual. This medicine can be taken along with a glass of milk or after a meal to decrease the nausea feeling.
One must inform their doctor if you have:
Other blood related disorders
As this medicine could be specifically sensitive to children (overdose). Thus it must be kept out of reach from children. If this medication is prescribed for a long period of time, your doctor will recommend you for frequent eye examinations. As this medication can cause serious vision related problems.
Symptoms of Hcqs 300mg Tablet overdose include headache, drowsiness, visual changes, cardiovascular collapse, and seizures followed by respiratory and cardiac arrest.
Treatment is symptomatic; activated charcoal will bind the drug following GI decontamination; urinary alkalinization will enhance renal elimination.
It is important to complete full course of therapy which may take up to 6 months for full effect. May be taken with meals to decrease GI upset and bitter aftertaste. Avoid alcohol.
You should have regular ophthalmic exams (every 4-6 months) if using this medication over extended periods. You may experience skin discoloration (blue/black), hair bleaching, or skin rash. f you have psoriasis, you may experience exacerbation.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
The medication is used for treating the following conditions:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Possible side effects of this medication are as follows:
Nausea Or Vomiting
Discoloration Of Skin
Are there any missed dose instructions?
If you miss a dose, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Consult your doctor in case of overdose.
It interferes with digestive vacuole function within sensitive malarial parasites by increasing the pH and interfering with lysosomal degradation of hemoglobin; inhibits locomotion of neutrophils and chemotaxis of eosinophils; impairs complement-dependent antigen-antibody reactions