Buy Plaquenil brand or generic Hydroxychloroquine prescription drug from Canada
Why is Plaquenil prescribed?
Plaquenil, with the generic name Hydroxychloroquine, is used to prevent and treat malaria. Malaria is a life-threatening mosquito-borne illness. It is also prescribed to people diagnosed with discoid lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis that cannot be controlled by other treatment modalities.
What does it do?
Hydroxychloroquine is classified under antimalarial medications, which kill the organism responsible for Malaria. It also decreases immune activity to manage the symptoms associated with rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
How should I take it?
Plaquenil is currently available as a 200mg tablet taken whole (not split, chewed, or crushed) by mouth with food or milk.
The dosage strength and frequency depend on every patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescription. It is imperative that you do not self-medicate and only take this drug after consulting with your doctor or pharmacist to determine the best dosage and dosing schedule for the treatment of your condition.
What if I missed a dose?
The desired effects of prescribed medications will only be achieved if taken properly. As much as possible, strictly follow your doctor’s prescribed dosing schedule. However, if you miss a dose, take it immediately and adjust the time of your next dose depending on your doctor’s advice. Never take two doses at the same time just to make up for your missed dose.
What are the special precautions before taking Plaquenil?
Plaquenil causes vision changes. Avoid driving or operating heavy machinery while taking this medication.
Inform your doctor about all the medications you are taking. Discuss your current and previous medical history and any allergic reactions to Plaquenil, or any other ingredients included in the manufacture of this medication.
Inform your doctor if you had any form of surgery or if you are planning to get one.
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Does it have any side effects?
It is important to note that all drugs have corresponding side effects and adverse reactions. Additional information may be obtained when you ask your doctor or pharmacist.
- Common side effects may include:
- Appetite changes
- Bowel movement changes
- Serious side effects may include:
- Itching, hives, or rash
- Swelling on any part of the face
- Difficulty breathing or swallowing
- Difficulty reading
- Light sensitivity
- Vision changes (flashing lights or streaks)
- Hearing problems
- Unusual bleeding
- Easy bruising
- Mood changes
- Irregular heartbeat
- Loss of consciousness
- Intrusive thoughts
Is it safe to take it with another drug?
Some drug interactions may cause life-threatening reactions when taken with other medications. Immediately inform your doctor if you are taking Plaquenil with any of the following medications:
- Typhoid vaccine
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for other possible interactions not listed within this section.
How should I store it?
Keep Plaquenil in its original packaging in a clean environment away from excessive heat and moisture. Keep out of reach of children.
What action should I take in case of overdose?
Immediately call an ambulance and seek immediate medical attention to prevent further complications or possible death.
Is it safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women?
Hydroxychloroquine is not recommended for use in pregnant women, women trying to get pregnant, or are breastfeeding, and should only be used if the benefits outweigh the risks associated with the use of this medication. Hence, the potential risks and benefits of using Plaquenil in pregnant or breastfeeding infants should be carefully considered.
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