A tablet that is used to prevent and treat malaria. Healthcare providers may also prescribe this medicine to treat other conditions not listed in this article. This drug works by killing the malaria-causing parasite as well as stopping the spreading of the infection. The active ingredient of this drug is Hydroxychloroquine. Nonetheless, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose, ammonium0calcium alginate, crospovidone, talc, and others. Hsquin 400 mg belongs to a group of medicines called antimalarials. It is not advised to use this medicine without the doctor’s approval because you may experience unpleasant results.
The manufacturer of Hsquin 400 mg is Johnlee Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.
Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass full of water preferably on an empty stomach. Do not use other drinks such as alcohol to administer this medicine because it may increase your risk of side effects. While swallowing, you should not split, crush, or chew the pill because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. The recommended dose per day (24 hours) is usually 1-2 tablets or as directed by your doctor. If you notice nausea or stomach upset, you can administer this medication with low-fat food or milk. To get a better effect from Hsquin 400 mg, you should take the pill at evenly spaced times.
It is not recommended to use Hsquin 400 mg more often than is allowed because it will not treat your condition faster. Your doctor may adjust the dosage or even change the drug if you are not noticing the desired result.
Use a special measuring device or spoon if you intend to use the liquid form of this medicine. Otherwise, you may get the wrong dose, which may also increase your risk of adverse effects. Tell your doctor if you see no improvements in your condition in the first week of treatment.
The dosages fluctuate among patients. It depends on your age, response to treatment, other medications that you may be using, and the severity of your health condition. Thereby, healthcare providers prescribe different dosages for their patients. Avoid using this medicine if you are not sure what dosage is better for you or discuss it with a healthcare professional. In addition, keep taking Hsquin 400 mg even if you feel well because if you interrupt the treatment too early it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Thus, your condition may become difficult to treat.
- Hsquin 400 mg
Sometimes, you may forget about this drug and it is advised to administer the dose as soon as possible. In any case, if it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue the regular treatment as prescribed. It is not allowed to take a double dose the next time to catch up because you may experience severe adverse effects.
In rare cases, if you are taking more tablets than your doctor prescribes, an overdose may occur. Symptoms of overdose include slow or shallow breathing, passing out, severe dizziness, irregular heartbeat, and others. If you experience any of the following side effects, stop using this product and consult a doctor immediately. Ask your healthcare provider if you have any questions.
Side Effects of Hsquin 400 mg
Hsquin 400 mg like other drugs may give you some side effects but if your body adjusts to Hydroxychloroquine, any of the following side effects may disappear. Overdose and allergy are two factors that can cause side effects. There are three types of adverse effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Most patients usually ignore this category of side effects but you should tell your physician if any of the following side effects occur. Check some examples below:
- Stomach upset
Moderate Side Effects
Commonly, this category of side effects is not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can safely continue administering this medicine even if they experience any of the adverse effects listed in this category. Examples include:
Severe Side Effects
Usually, this category of side effects may occur in rare cases. Interrupt using Hydroxychloroquine and ask for medical help immediately, if you experience any of the following adverse reactions. Furthermore, your physician may help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Check below some examples:
- Atrial arrhythmias
- Insomnia (sleep disturbances)
- Visual impairment
- Mental disorders (such as depression, anxiety, and others)
- Abnormal pain
- Loss of appetite
- Dark urine
This document does not contain all possible side effects. If you notice any of the adverse reactions listed above or any other effects, contact your physician right away.
All medications may interact with each other and Hsquin 400 mg is not an exception. It means that other medicines may change how Hydroxychloroquine works by decreasing its effectiveness or increasing the risk of adverse effects. That’s why it is recommended to share a list of products that you are using with your doctor before taking Hsquin 400 mg. Examples include herbal products, supplements, vitamins, prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and others. Check below some examples:
- Valproic acid
Talk with a doctor before taking Hsquin 400 mg because this article does not contain all possible drug interactions. Additionally, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without the physician’s recommendation because you may notice unwanted results.
If you have an allergy to the ingredients of the drug or any other allergies, tell your physician. In addition, share your medical history with your doctor before using Hydroxychloroquine. Examples include:
- ECG abnormalities
- Liver disease
- Seizure disorders
- Heart disease (such as coronary artery disease, recent heart attack, and others)
- Kidney disease
Hydroxychloroquine may make you lose your balance or dizzy. Therefore, you should limit or avoid using alcoholic beverages or marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because the symptoms listed above may increase. Moreover, you should not operate heavy machinery or drive while you are on treatment with Hsquin 400 mg until you can do it safely.