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RHQ (Hydroxychloroquine) Drug Price and Information

RHQ is an antimalarial agent, prescribed for malaria, rheumatoid arthritis, and lupus erythematous.  It stops the normal metabolism inside the malarial parasite.

RHQ

  Tablet
Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd
Generic : Hydroxychloroquine
 60.48
200mg
10 Tablets
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    Drug information on RHQ (Hydroxychloroquine) from Abbott Healthcare Pvt. Ltd

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    Drug Name : Hydroxychloroquine

    Hydroxychloroquine(Plaquenil) generic RHQ 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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    Plaquenil
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    Medical condition(s) for which RHQ may be prescribed


    Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

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

    Side effects of RHQ

    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.

    How to use RHQ?

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

    When Should RHQ not be taken? (Contraindications)

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

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    Warnings and Precautions for RHQ

    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 RHQ

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

    Storage Conditions for RHQ

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



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