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Hydroxychloroquine-BP contains an active substance called hydroxychloroquine sulfate.
Hydroxychloroquine-BP works by reducing inflammation in people with autoimmune diseases (conditions in which their own immune system accidentally attacks its body).
It can be indicated:
– Rheumatoid arthritis (inflammation of the joints)
– Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (in children)
– Systemic and discoid lupus erythematosus (a disease that affects the skin and internal organs)
– Skin conditions caused by sunlight
Hydroxychloroquine-BP is also recommended in:
– Prevention of malaria and treatment of acute malaria attacks caused by Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae or Plasmodium falciparum species.
What you need to know before you take Hydroxychloroquine-BP
Do not take Hydroxychloroquine-BP:
– If you are allergic to hydroxychloroquine sulfate, similar substances (quinolones or quinines) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
– If you have eye problems that affect your retina (retinopathy) or inside the eyeball (maculopathy).
– If you are pregnant, you may be pregnant or breast-feeding.
Do not take this medicine if any of the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.
Hydroxychloroquine-BP should not be used in children under 6 years of age (weighing less than 35 kg)
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Hydroxychloroquine-BP
– If you have liver or kidney problems
– If you have severe stomach or bowel problems
– If you have nervous system disorders
– If you have blood disorders
– If you have a genetic condition called ‘glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency’ or porphyria (a rare disease that affects your metabolism)
– If you have psoriasis (a disease that affects your skin, manifested by red spots with scales, usually on the scalp, knees, elbows)
– If you have had an allergic reaction to quinine in the past.