hydroxychloroquine - oral, Plaquenil (cont.)
OVERDOSE: If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. US residents can call the US national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly. Symptoms of overdose may include fainting, slow/irregular heartbeat, extreme excitability, slow/shallow breathing, seizures, loss of consciousness.
NOTES: Do not share this medication with others.If used for prolonged periods, laboratory and/or medical tests (e.g., liver function tests, eye exams, complete blood count) may be performed periodically to monitor your progress or check for side effects. Consult your doctor for more details.When traveling in an area at risk for malaria, use protective clothing, insect repellent, and bed nets. Remain indoors or in well-screened areas when possible. If you are taking this medication to prevent or treat malaria, use it for your current travel or condition only. Do not use it later to prevent or treat another infection unless told to do so by your doctor. A different medication may be necessary in those cases.
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
STORAGE: Store at room temperature up to 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from moisture and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Children are very sensitive to the effects of this medication. It is important to keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and pets.Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more details about how to safely discard your product.
Last Editorial Review: 8/24/2012
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