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Drug information on O X C Q (Hydroxychloroquine) from Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Lyfestyle)


Wallace Pharmaceuticals Ltd. (Lyfestyle)
Generic : Hydroxychloroquine
10 Tablets
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Drug Name : Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine(Plaquenil) generic O X C Q is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematous. It stops the normal metabolism inside the malarial parasite.
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Medical Condition(s) for which O X C Q may be prescribed

Side effects of O X C Q

  Most Common: Rash, discoloration of hair, irritable bowel syndrome, stomach cramps, dizziness, muscle pain, nerve pain and loss of appetite.

  Central Nervous System: Irritability, nervousness, emotional changes, nightmares, psychosis, headache, fainting, ringing in the ear, involuntary eye movement, nerve deafness, convulsions and unsteadiness.

  Eye: Sensitivity to light, vision changes and muscle weakness.

  Gastrointestinal: Stomach/abdominal pain, severe nausea/vomiting.

  Skin: Easy bleeding/bruising and itching.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

PO: 400mg/day for 4 -6 weeks. For maintenance: 200mg/day.

How to use O X C Q?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with food.

When is O X C Q not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with eye defects, known hypersensitivity, prolonged use in children.

Warnings and Precautions for O X C Q

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of eye defects, impaired liver or kidney functions, blood disorder, psoriasis, pregnancy, and breastfeeding.

• Monitor complete blood count in patients receiving prolonged therapy.

• Perform eye examination, test periodically for muscle weakness.

• Avoid alcohol consumption while taking this medication.

Other Precautions for O X C Q

Patient may develop with mild dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication.

Storage Conditions for O X C Q

Oral: Store below 30°C. Store it at room temperature and in airtight container.

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