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Drug Information for CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET 10'S

What is CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET used for?

CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET is used for the treatment of malaria, rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.

CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET work?

CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET belongs to the class of drugs called anti-malarial agents. The drug acts by increasing the pH in the intracellular space, thereby enhancing protein degradation. Thus, it prevents the growth and development of the malarial parasite.


The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take the drug with or without food. However, taking the drug with food prevents stomach upset.

If you miss a dose of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET, please take it immediately once you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET may include:

  • Fainting
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Seizures

What are the drugs that interact with CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?

Drugs that interact with CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET include the following:

  • Clozapine
  • Lidocaine
  • Papaverine
  • Prilocaine
  • Tramadol

This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?

The following are the most common side effects of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET:

  • Abdominal cramps
  • Blurry vision
  • Diarrhoea
  • Fever
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Blistering and peeling of the skin
  • Chest discomfort
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Discolouration of the eyes and skin
  • Hearing impairment

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?

  • Be cautious while taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Do not stop using the medication abruptly unless instructed by the doctor. Stopping the medication suddenly may cause the illness to return.
  • Avoid consumption of alcohol as it may alter the absorption of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET.
  • Seek doctor’s advice before taking any other drug or herbal products while on CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET.
  • Consult the doctor before taking any other drug along with CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET.

You are advised not to take CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET if

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering, or there is discolouration.

What should you tell  your doctor before taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of decreased immunity, blood disorders, eye disorders, hepatic and renal impairment.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.

Frequently Asked Questions about CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET

  1. I am on CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I stop the drug if I feel better?
  2. Do not stop taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET even if you feel better, as it might cause the illness to return.

  3. Is it safe to alter the dose of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?
  4. No, do not alter or change the dose of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET unless instructed by the doctor.

  5. I am using CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET for malaria. I found changes in the menstrual cycle; can I continue using the medicine?
  6. Yes, you can continue use of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET as it does not affect the menstrual cycle. However, please consult your doctor in case of a missed period.

  7. Is it safe to use CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET for malaria in children?
  8. It can be used only when prescribed. A low dose of CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET can be used in children with malaria.

  9. Do I need to be monitored for any laboratory parameters while taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET?
  10. It is advised to have a regular check on the complete blood cell count while taking CARTIQUIN 400MG TABLET medicine.


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