How Hydroxychloroquine 400mg Works:
HCQ 400mg tablet is used to treat autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus. It slows down the progression of the disease and provides relief from pain, redness, and swelling.
HCQ 400mg tablet should be consumed with food. This will prevent you from getting an upset stomach upset. You should take it regularly and at the same time, as usual, to get the most benefits from it. Keep taking it as recommended by your concerned doctor and complete the dose even if you feel better.
To make sure the medicine is safe for you, before taking this medicine, let your doctor know if you have any problem with your kidneys, heart, or liver. Also, tell your doctors about all the medicines you are taking at present.
Your doctor may advise regular eye tests to check your vision while you are on this medication. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult a doctor before taking this medicine.
Uses of HCQ 400mg Tablet
- Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Benefits of HCQ 400mg Tablet
In systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease. In this disease, the immune system of the body mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. It can affect the skin, joints, brain, kidneys, and other organs.
HCQ 400mg tablet prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. It can be used to treat various inflammatory and allergic conditions. It lowers your immune system’s response to these conditions thereby reducing symptoms such as swelling, itching, pain, and other allergic-type reactions.
In Rheumatoid arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition where your body’s immune system attacks your own body cells. HCQ 400mg tablet stops that from happening and can relieve the symptoms of this condition such as pain, swelling, and inflexibility in your joints. It can also slow down joint damage, reduce disability, and enable you to be as active for as long as possible. It can take several weeks or months to notice the effect of the medicine. You should continue taking it until your doctor says to stop.
Side Effects of HCQ 400mg Tablet
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to light