Active Ingredient: This medication contains the active component Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate It is a derivative of quinolyl that shows chemotherapeutic and antibiotic properties. This active component acts against erythrocytic malarial parasites like Plasmodium vivax, ovale, and malariae by concentrating in food vacuoles. It also inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase.
It actively plays the role of an anti-inflammatory agent and is used in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis and lupus erythematosus. It is a chemotherapeutic agent, which acts against erythrocytic forms of malarial parasites. It inhibits plasmodial heme polymerase.
Indications: This effective medication Plaquenil belongs to a group of medicines known as quinolines. It is approved to treat or prevent malaria, a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. This health condition is common in many areas of the globe. It is not effective against all strains of malaria. This drug is also an antirheumatic medicine and treats symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.
Action Mechanism: Given medicine is composed of Hydroxychloroquine sulfate that acts by reducing inflammation in people with autoimmune diseases. This happens where the body’s immune system attacks itself by mistake. Plaquenil can be used in the treatment of discoid and systemic lupus erythematosus, a disease of the skin or the internal organs and skin problems that are sensitive to sunlight.
Dosages: This medicine is available for oral consumption is a dosage as mentioned below:
- 200 mg: It must be taken with food or milk to prevent stomach upset as prescribed by the doctor
Continue this medication as advised by the doctor, do not stop this without consulting the doctor.
What is Plaquenil?
Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of medicines called quinolines.
What is Plaquenil used for?
It helps in treating or preventing malaria, which is a disease caused by parasites that enter the body through the bite of a mosquito. This medicine is not effective against all strains of malaria.
What else is Plaquenil useful over?
Plaquenil is also an antirheumatic medicine and is used to treat symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and discoid or systemic lupus erythematosus.
How to consume Plaquenil?
Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Plaquenil is sometimes given only once per week. Choose the same day each week to take this medicine on a weekly dosing schedule.
What should be avoided while taking Plaquenil?
Avoid taking an antacid or Kaopectate within 4 hours before or after you take hydroxychloroquine. Some antacids can make it harder for the body to absorb hydroxychloroquine.