HCQS 200MG contains Hydroxychloroquine which belongs to the group of medicines called antimalarials. It is a disease modifying anti-rheumatic drug. (DMARD). Hydroxychloroquine used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) by reducing inflammation, pain, swelling and joint stiffness. It also improves the rash in patients with lupus. It is used in the treatment and prevention of malaria. Hydroxychloroquine interferes with the communication of cells in the immune system and hence is effective at treating autoimmune diseases. For malaria, this medicine works by killing the parasite that causes the infection.
Take this medicine as directed by your physician. It can be taken with or without food. The most common side effects of taking this medicine are headache, dizziness, diarrhoea or visual problems. Before taking this medicine inform your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or having any heart, kidney or liver disease. It is not recommended for use in children under 6 years of age. Consult your doctor before taking. Avoid grapefruit while taking this medicine.