ZYQ 400MG TABLET

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ZYQ0001
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Manufacturer : ZYD-ZYDUS
Composition : HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE-400MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : ZY-Q 400MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE-400MG

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE

Information for patients
Drug Information It contains a medicine called hydroxychloroquine sulphate. Hydroxychloroquine sulphate works by reducing inflammation in people with autoimmune diseases (this is where the body’s immune system attacks itself by mistake). It can be used for: •Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints) •Juvenile chronic arthritis (in children) •Discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus (a disease of the skin or the internal organs) •Skin problems which are sensitive to sunlight
Drug Alert
Alert _You are allergic (hypersensitive) to: -hydroxychloroquine -other similar medicines such as quinolones and quinine Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue _You have an eye problem which affects the retina, the inside of the eye (maculopathy) or you get a change in eye colour or any other eye problem _You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug _You are allergic (hypersensitive) to: -hydroxychloroquine -other similar medicines such as quinolones and quinine Signs of an allergic reaction include: a rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your lips, face, throat or tongue _You have an eye problem which affects the retina, the inside of the eye (maculopathy) or you get a change in eye colour or any other eye problem _You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant Do not take this medicine if any of the above apply to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
Drug Special Care Å You have liver or kidney problems Å You have serious stomach or gut problems Å You have any problems with your blood. You may have blood tests to check this Å You have any problems with your nervous system or brain Å You have psoriasis (red scaly patches on the skin usually affecting the knees, elbows and scalp) Å You have had a bad reaction to quinine in the past Å You have a genetic condition known as ‘glucose-6-dehydrogenase deficiency’ Å You have a rare illness called ‘porphyria’ which affects your metabolism Å Before you take this medicine you should have your eyes examined Å This testing should be repeated at least every 12 months whilst taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate Å If you are over 65, need to take a high dose (2 tablets a day) or have kidney problems then this examination should be performed more often If you are not sure if any of the above applies to you, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines. This includes medicines you buy without a prescription, including herbal medicines. This is because Hydroxychloroquine sulphate can affect the way some other medicines work. Also some medicines can affect the way Hydroxychloroquine sulphate works. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following: •Some antibiotics used for infections (such as gentamicin, neomycin or tobramycin) •Cimetidine - used for stomach ulcers •Neostigmine and pyridostigmine – used for muscle weakness (myasthenia gravis) •Medicines that may affect the kidney or liver •Medicines that affect the skin or the eyes •Digoxin - used for heart problems •Medicines for diabetes (such as insulin or metformin) •Antacids - used for heartburn or indigestion. You should leave a gap of at least 4 hours between taking these medicines and Hydroxychloroquine sulphate •Rabies vaccine
Drug Pregnancy Interaction •You are pregnant, might become pregnant or think you may be pregnant
Drug Breast feeding Interaction •You are breast-feeding or planning to breast-feed. This is because small amounts may pass into mothers’ milk Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
Drug Machinery Interaction You may get eye problems while taking this medicine. If this happens, do not drive or use any tools or machines, and tell your doctor straight away.
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How to take the Medicine
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Drug quanitty Adults, including the elderly •One or two tablets each day Children and Adolescents •One tablet each day •This medicine is only suitable for children who weigh more than 31kg (around 5 stones).It may take several weeks before you notice the benefit of taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate.
Drug Dose •Take this medicine by mouth •Swallow the tablets whole with a meal or a glass of milk. Do not crush or chew your tablets •If you are taking this medicine for skin problems that are sensitive to sunlight, only take Hydroxychloroquine sulphate during periods of high exposure to light •The doctor will work out the dose depending on your body weight If you feel the effect of your medicine is too weak or too strong, do not change the dose yourself, but ask your doctor •If you have been taking this medicine for rheumatoid arthritis for a long time (more than 6 months) and you do not feel that it is helping you, see your doctor. This is because the treatment may need to be stopped.
Excess Drug Consumption •If you take more Hydroxychloroquine sulphate than you should, tell a doctor or go to a hospital casualty department straight away. Take the medicine pack with you. This is so the doctor knows what you have taken. The following effects may happen: headache, problems with your eyesight, fall in blood pressure, convulsions (fits), heart problems, followed by sudden severe breathing problems and possibly heart attack •Young children and babies are particularly at risk if they accidentally take Hydroxychloroquine sulphate. Take the child to a hospital straight away
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. However, if it is nearly time for the next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
Stop Drug Consumption Keep taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate until your doctor tells you to stop. Do not stop taking Hydroxychloroquine sulphate just because you feel better. If you stop, your illness may get worse again. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
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Common Drug Side Effects •You have an allergic reaction. The signs may include: a red or lumpy rash, swallowing or breathing problems, swelling of your eyelids, lips, face, throat or tongue •You have any eye problems. This includes changes in the colour of your eye and problems with your eyesight such as blurring, sensitivity to light or the way you see colour •You have any muscle weakness, cramps, stiffness or spasms or changes in sensation such as tingling If you take this medicine for a long time, your doctor will occasionally check your muscles and tendons to make sure they are working properly •Severe skin reactions such as blistering, widespread scaly skin, pus-filled spots together with a high temperature •Blistering or peeling of the skin around the lips, eyes, mouth, nose and genitals, flu-like symptoms and fever. This could be a condition called Stevens-Johnson syndrome •You may get infections more easily than usual. This could be due to bone marrow depression or a blood disorder called ‘agranulocytosis’ •You may bruise more easily than usual. This could be due to a blood problem called ‘thrombocytopenia’ • You feel tired, faint or dizzy and have pale skin. These could be symptoms of something called ‘anaemia’ •You feel weak, short of breath, bruise more easily than usual and get infections more easily than usual. These could be symptoms of something called ‘aplastic anaemia’ •Liver problems that may cause the eyes or skin to go yellow (jaundice) •Skin rashes, itching, changes in the colour of your skin or the inside of your nose or mouth •Psoriasis (red scaly patches on the skin usually affecting the knees, elbows and scalp) •Hair loss or loss of hair colour •Feeling or being sick, diarrhoea, loss of appetite (anorexia) or stomach pain •Feeling nervous, ringing in the ear (tinnitus), hearing loss, headache, fits, balance problems (vertigo) or feeling dizzy, mental problems (such as delusions, hallucinations or changes in mood) •Weakening of the heart muscle (cardiomyopathy) resulting in difficulty in breathing, coughing, high blood pressure, swelling, increased heart rate, low amount of urine •You may get infections more easily than usual. This could be due to bone marrow depression •Symptoms of a condition called ‘porphyria’ which may include stomach pain, being sick, fits, blisters, itching Blood Tests •A blood test may show changes in the way the liver is working and occasionally the liver may stop working Talk to your doctor or pharmacist
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How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine Keep out of the reach and sight of children. Store below 25°C. Do not use Hydroxychloroquine sulphate after the expiry date which is stated on the carton. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month. Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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