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Hetquenil 400


Hetquenil 400
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50 Tablet/s $85.00 $1.70 /Piece
100 Tablet/s $165.00 $1.65 /Piece
200 Tablet/s $300.00 $1.50 /Piece

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Hetquenil 400 mg tablet

Hetquenil 400 mg tablet  is an antimalarial drug used to treat acute malaria and rheumatoid arthritis. It comes in tablet form and is prescribed by the doctor to take orally. It is sensitive to children, hence should be kept away from them. The dosage of Hetquenil depends on the weight and severity of the disease treated. So it varies from individual to individual. 

Hetquenil 400 mg should be taken orally with water or milk and is advised to take after food to prevent stomach upset and take it at the same time each day to get maximum benefit. 

Before taking this medication, let your doctor know if you are on medication for the following

  • Liver and Kidney disease
  • Blood-related infections
  • Dermatitis
  • Psoriasis
  • Porphyria

Side effects of Hetquenil 400mg

  • Headache
  • Vision-related or eye-related infections like blurred vision
  • Drowsiness
  • Seizures
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Nausea
  • Alopecia
  • Diarrhea
  • Skin Rashes and Skin discoloration
  • Nail discoloration

Uses of Hetquenil 400mg

  • Malaria
  • Porphyria
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

Benefits of Hetquenil 400mg tablet

Hetquenil 400mg tablet is best used for treating autoimmune diseases. It is a condition where the body cells fight against the healthy tissues other than the infected tissues. Hetquenil 400mg stops that happening and relieves the joints swelling and pain. It slows the damage and makes you stay active for more extended periods. However, Hetquenil 400mg tablet takes several weeks to notice the effect. So, please don’t stop taking it and use it as prescribed by the doctor. 


Are there any contradictions with Hetquenil 400mg?

Yes, it causes allergic reactions, liver dysfunction, and gastrointestinal and neurological disorders.

How long will the effect of Hetquenil 400mg withstand?

The drug contains an active ingredient, hydroxychloroquine which treats autoimmune disorders wherein the immune system attacks healthy tissues instead of harmful pathogens. Because of this active ingredient, the action of this medicine lasts for about 22 days. 

What is the period of relief?

As soon as the patient takes this medicine, he feels relieved in 3 to 4 hours. 

Is Hetquenil 400mg safe during pregnancy?

Hetquenil 400mg is not considered safe during pregnancy. Its prolonged use may cause hearing problems and vision changes in the fetus from the mother and is also associated with neurological disorders.  

Is Hetquenil 400mg a habit-forming drug?

Hetquenil 400mg is not a habit-forming drug, but patients with hepatic impairment should be cautious as high dosage may lead to complications. Therefore, a reduction in dosage is highly recommended. 

Is Hetquenil 400mg considered safe during breastfeeding?

Research studies claim that this medicine is found in infants through breast milk from mothers, but limited studies are available regarding its safety. Let our doctor know about it, as the doctor may analyze its potential risk before prescribing it to you.

Is Hetquenil 400mg safe with alcohol?

Alcohol consumption is not safe, and Hetquenil 400mg with alcohol is not advisable. It causes severe liver damage and driving while on this medication is not suggested as this drug causes dizziness, headache, nervousness, and lightheadedness. 

What are Hetquenil 400mg substitutes?

The list of medicines described below has the same composition and strength as Hetquenil 400mg and are prescribed as substitutes for Hetquenil 400mg.

  • Oxcq 400mg tablet
  • Hqra 400mg tablet
  • Hcqs 400mg tablet
  • Cartiquin 400mg tablet
  • Qdmrd 400mg tablet

What are Hetquenil 400mg tablet dosage instructions?

When you miss a dose, try taking it as soon as you remember; if it is time for the next dose, skip it and continue with the routine. Don’t try to double the dose.

Consult your doctor immediately if you have overdosed with Hetquenil or want to increase the dosage.

How does the Hetquenil 400mg tablet works?

It increases the pH by interfering with the digestive vacuole function and lysosomal degradation of hemoglobin. Also, it kills the disease-causing parasites by inhibiting locomotion of neutrophile and chemotaxis. 

What is Hetquenil 400mg tablet initially used for?

It is an antimalarial drug prescribed to treat malaria and prophylaxis in patients sensitive to active ingredient chloroquine.

What are the most common side effects of Hetquenil 400mg?

The most common side effects are headache, stomachache, dizziness, nausea, alopecia, blurred vision, hearing problems, skin rashes, skin discoloration, and nail discoloration.

Is Hetquenil 400mg safe to take?

Yes, it is pretty safe unless prescribed by a doctor and used as directed. But if you ate allergic to the medication, let your doctor know about it. 

Is Hetquenil 400mg tablet belongs to the class of steroids?

No, Hetquenil 400 mg is an antimalarial drug and belongs to the class of malarial drug. It does not belong to the steroid class.

Does Hetquenil 400mg tablet show an impact on fertility?

No, Hetquenil 400mg tablet is not reported to show any harmful effects on fertility. 

What will happen if I stop taking Hetquenil 400mg tablet abruptly?

If you stop taking Hetquenil 400mg abruptly, your clinical conditions will revert and get severe. So, it is advised not to stop taking the dosage without consulting your doctor. 

Does Hetquenil 400mg tablet show effects on the immune system?

Hetquenil 400mg tablet is used to treat autoimmune diseases as the active ingredient hydroxychloroquine possesses an immunomodulatory effect. Yet the severity and suppressing immune system effects are not shown. 

Who should not use Hetquenil 400 mg tablet?

Patients suffering from liver dysfunction, neurological disorders, renal diseases, gastrointestinal diseases, retinol problems should not take Hetquenil 400mg tablet. In addition, those who are allergic to this medicine should avoid using it. 

Does Hetquenil 400mg tablet affect Blood pressure levels?

Yes, Hetquenil 400mg lowers blood pressure levels, and it is better to let your doctor know if you are on antihypertensive medication. 

Taking Hetquenil 400mg tablet causes heart arrhythmia?

Yes, patients taking Hetquenil 400mg for extended periods have been reported with ventricular arrhythmias and torsades de pointes

Can Hetquenil 400mg tablet be taken with Tylenol?

To date, it is not shown that there is an interaction of Tylenol and Hetquenil 400mg tablet when paired, but that does not mean that interaction does not exist. Therefore, it is better to let your doctor know in advance. 

Can Hetquenil 400mg tablet be clubbed with painkillers?

Yes, Hetquenil 40mg tablet can be taken with painkillers like ibuprofen, naproxen, paracetamol, and prednisolone. 

At what time of the day can I take Hetquenil 400mg tablet?

The dosage depends on the individual weight, age, and severity of the condition treated. Take the medication as directed and prescribed by the doctor. It is to be taken once or twice a day orally with water or milk.

Is Hetquenil 400mg tablet available over the counter?

It is a prescription drug and is not available over the counter. 

Is Hetquenil 400mg tablet is safe for long-term usage?

Yes, it is safe but should be recommended by a doctor.

Additional information

Country of Origin


Dosage Form


Equivalent Brand


Generic Name



Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus (SLE), Type 2 diabetes


Hetero Drugs Ltd


10 tablets in 1 strip


Hydroxychloroquine (400mg)

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