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Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's

Prescription drug
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Manufacturer/Marketer

Overseas Health Care Pvt Ltd

Consume Type

ORAL

Return Policy

Not Returnable

Expires on or after

Jan-25

About Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's belongs to the class of 'anti-inflammatory drugs.' It has various medical uses, including treatment for type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis, dyslipidaemia (abnormally elevated cholesterol levels), systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus (autoimmune disease), polymorphous light eruption (a rash caused by sun exposure), and malaria. 

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's contains Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-inflammatory drug. For diabetes, it works by improving insulin sensitivity and increasing insulin secretion. In rheumatoid arthritis, Hydroxychloroquine acts as a mild immunosuppressant and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agent and inhibits the production of rheumatoid factor. It also decreases the severity of skin lesions in systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus. In malaria, it works by increasing the concentration of a toxic compound in the parasite that leads to its death.

Take this medicine as prescribed by a doctor. Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's may cause common side effects like blurred vision, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, diarrhoea, headache, mood changes, skin rashes, itching, sensitivity to light, and pigmentation disorders. These side effects are not familiar to everyone and may vary individually. If you notice any side effects that are not manageable, please consult your doctor. 

Before taking Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's, please inform your doctor if you are allergic to medicines, liver/kidney/heart diseases, gastrointestinal problems, blood disorders, and brain-related problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before starting Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's. Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's may cause blurred vision; hence do not drive or operate machinery until you feel better. The safety and efficacy of Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's have not been established in children; please seek medical advice for more information.

Uses of Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's

Treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis, dyslipidaemia, systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus, polymorphous light eruption, and malaria

Medicinal Benefits

Hydroxychloroquine has diversified medical uses and works by reducing inflammation in people with autoimmune diseases. It helps treat type 2 diabetes mellitus and autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, and malaria. For diabetes, it works by improving insulin sensitivity and increasing insulin secretion. In rheumatoid arthritis, Hydroxychloroquine acts as a mild immunosuppressant and disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agent and inhibits the production of rheumatoid factor. In malaria, it works by increasing the concentration of a toxic compound in the parasite that leads to its death. Hydroxychloroquine is an anti-thrombotic and anti-platelet agent that helps reduce abnormally elevated cholesterol levels. It also decreases the severity of skin lesions in systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus.

Directions for Use

Swallow Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's as a whole with water; do not crush, break or chew it.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's

  • Blurred vision
  • Abdominal pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of appetite
  • Diarrhoea
  • Headache
  • Mood changes
  • Skin rashes
  • Itching
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Pigmentation disorders

Drug Warnings

Before using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's, inform your doctor if you have recently used any prescription and non-prescription medications. Keep your doctor informed of your medical history before starting Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's. Please seek medical advice if you are pregnant or breastfeeding before taking Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's. This medicine may cause blurred vision; hence drive or operate machinery only when you are alert and have clear vision. Avoid alcohol consumption while being treated with Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's. Safety and efficacy of Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's have not been established in children.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's may interact with anti-cancer drugs (tamoxifen), heart-related medicines (digoxin, amiodarone), anti-diabetic drugs (insulin), anti-malarial drugs (halofantrine, mefloquine), antibiotics (moxifloxacin, azithromycin, penicillamine), immunosuppressants (ciclosporin), heartburn medicines (cimetidine), antipsychotics (amisulpride, quetiapine), fits medicines, and anticoagulants.

Drug-Food Interaction: Avoid alcohol consumption while using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's.

Drug-Disease Interaction: Before using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's, let your doctor know if you have any medical history of liver or kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, G-6-PD (glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency (a genetic enzyme deficiency), high blood pressure, serious stomach or gut problems, nervous system problems, psoriasis, porphyria (a blood disorder), history of heart attack (myocardial infarction), electrolyte imbalance, fits, damaged retina or vision problems, and allergic reactions to medicines.

Drug-Drug Interactions Checker List

  • TAMOXIFEN
  • DIGOXIN
  • AMIODARONE
  • HALOFANTRINE
  • MEFLOQUINE
  • MOXIFLOXACIN
  • AZITHROMYCIN
  • PENICILLAMINE
  • CICLOSPORIN
  • CIMETIDINE
  • AMISULPRIDE
  • QUETIAPINE
  • INSULIN HUMAN

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Maintain a fibre-rich diet and include fruits, vegetables and whole grains to maintain your blood glucose levels.
  • Eat at regular intervals.
  • Keep a check on your weight and exercise regularly to keep your heart healthy.
  • Notice and manage the early symptoms of high/low blood sugar levels.
  • During malarial fever, the patient may experience appetite loss. In such cases, drink glucose water, fresh fruit juices, and coconut water.
  • Include high-fibre foods like green leafy vegetables and fruits to aid digestion.
  • Avoid or limit the intake of alcohol and caffeine.

Special Advise

  • Let your doctor/laboratory staff know that you are taking Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's if you undergo medical tests.
  • While being treated with Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's, your doctor may suggest ECG (electrocardiogram) to monitor your heart health.
  • Your doctor may also suggest tests for blood cell counts (during prolonged therapy) and liver and kidney function tests.

Disease/Condition Glossary

Diabetes mellitus: It is also known as adult-onset diabetes, is a metabolic disease that causes high blood sugar levels. It occurs when the insulin (a hormone produced by the beta cells of the pancreas) is resistant in breaking the glucose to produce energy (insulin resistance), or the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) produces little or no insulin at all. This disease mostly occurs in people above 40 years but can also occur in childhood based on the risk factors. 

Malaria: It is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that enter the body through a mosquito's bite. This disease usually occurs when an Anopheles mosquito (infected with the parasite 'Plasmodium') bites a healthy individual and transfers the parasite into the bloodstream. Symptoms include chills, high fever, profuse sweating, headache, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhoea, anaemia, muscle pain, convulsions, coma, and bloody stools.

Rheumatoid arthritis: It is an autoimmune disease (the body's immune system attacks its tissue), leading to joint pain and damage. Symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis include pain, swelling, stiffness, deformities, and loss of joint function. 

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Alcohol

Caution

Avoid alcohol while using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's since it can worsen your side effects and may interfere with the working of the medicine.

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Pregnancy

Unsafe

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's is not recommended during pregnancy. Please seek medical advice if you are pregnant or planning to conceive.

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Breast Feeding

Unsafe

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's is not recommended during lactation since it is excreted into the breast milk. Please consult your doctor before starting Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's if you are a breastfeeding mother.

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Driving

Caution

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's may cause blurry vision affecting your ability to drive or operate. In such cases, do not drive or operate machinery until you are alert and have a clear vision.

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Liver

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of liver diseases before using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's.

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Kidney

Caution

Let your doctor know if you have any history of kidney diseases before using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's.

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Children

Caution

Safety and efficacy of Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's have not been established in children; please seek medical advice for more information.

Country of origin

India

Manufacturer/Marketer address

335 KM. MILESTONE, NATIONAL HIGHWAY NO.1, P.O.BOX 25, PHILLAUR , (PUNJAB) INDIA-144 410
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FAQs

Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's is used to treat type 2 diabetes mellitus, acute or chronic rheumatoid arthritis, dyslipidaemia (abnormally elevated cholesterol levels), systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus (autoimmune disease), polymorphous light eruption (a rash caused by sun exposure), and malaria.
Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's contains Hydroxychloroquine, an anti-inflammatory drug that reduces inflammation in people with autoimmune disorders. Hydroxychloroquine improves insulin sensitivity in diabetes and has a hypoglycaemic effect. It is a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic agent that inhibits the production of rheumatoid factor in rheumatoid arthritis. It also decreases the elevated cholesterol levels in the body and reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases. Hydroxychloroquine is also an anti-malarial drug that treats malaria by increasing the concentration of a toxic compound in the parasite that leads to its death.
Inform your doctor in advance if you have any liver or kidney problems, heart diseases, diabetes, G-6-PD (glucose-6 phosphate dehydrogenase) deficiency (a genetic enzyme deficiency), high blood pressure, serious stomach or gut problems, nervous system problems, psoriasis, porphyria (a blood disorder), history of heart attack (myocardial infarction), electrolyte imbalance, fits, and allergic reactions to medicines.
Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's may cause drug-induced retinopathy (disease related to the retina) when taken more than recommended. You may not be advised Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's by your doctor if you have vision changes or damage to your retina. If the doctor has prescribed you this medicine knowing your medical history, you may be further advised to take ophthalmological examinations, including visual acuity, ophthalmoscopy, fundoscopy, and visual field tests. If there are any changes in these examinations, you may be asked to discontinue the treatment.
Hydroxychloroquine may sometimes affect mental health and cause problems like irrational thoughts, anxiety, hallucinations, feeling confused or feeling depressed, including thoughts of self-harm or suicide. Hence, you should speak to your doctor before using Cartiquin 400 Tablet 10's.

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