Hydroxychloroquine is used to prevent and treat malaria.
Take hydroxychloroquine regularly as directed. Take it with food and a glass of water.
Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
Tell your pharmacist or doctor about all medicines or treatments that you may be taking, including vitamins, herbal products or recreational drugs.
|Side Effects||Recommended action|
Reduced number of blood cells that fight infections or help your blood to clot - symptoms include: fever, chills, sore throat or generally feeling unwell, or easy or unusual bruising or bleeding
Changes in vision
Hearing loss, ringing in the ears
Numbness or tingling of the fingers or toes
|Tell your doctor immediately|
Skin rash, itching
Low blood sugar: symptoms may include sweating, trembling, feeling anxious or irritable
|Tell your doctor|
If you notice any other effects, discuss them with your doctor or pharmacist.
This leaflet contains important, but not all, information about this medicine.
Prepared by the PILs Committee at Christchurch Hospital, Canterbury District Health Board, New Zealand. October 2020
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