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Qutan 25 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Quetiapine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: August 01, 2019

This medication is an atypical antipsychotic drug. It is used for treating certain mental conditions like schizophrenia and mania or depression that is related to bipolar disorder. The drug restores the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It improves your mood, appetite, concentration, sleeps as well as your energy levels. Hallucinations and sudden mood swings can also be decreased with the help of this medication.

The possible side effects of this medication are drowsiness, constipation, tiredness, increase in weight and dry mouth. In the initial days after you start taking the medicine, you may also feel light-headed or dizzy. This medication may have some serious side effects too, for which you must stop taking the medication at once and consult your doctor immediately. They are:

  • Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Trouble urinating
  • Yellowing of the eyes or the skin
  • Low white blood cell count
  • An allergic reaction

This medication can be used in below-mentioned conditions

Side effects of this medication are listed below

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medication lasts for a duration of 9 hours in extensive metabolizers and 1 to 2 days in poor metabolizers.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The peak effect of this medication is observed within 1 hour of oral administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medication is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendency has been reported
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medication is known to be excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if needed when no safer alternative is available.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Qutan 25 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it's almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.

This medication belongs to the class atypical antipsychotics. It works by binding to the D2 and serotonin (5HT2) receptors and inhibits the release of chemical substances thus helps in reducing the symptoms

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Disease

    Dementia

    This medication is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.
  • Interaction with Alcohol

    Alcohol

    Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving and operating machinery.
  • Interaction with Lab Test

    Lab

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Food

    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine

    Clozapine

    This medication is not recommended with clozapine due to increased risk of low blood pressure, dizziness, and irregular heartbeat. Inform the doctor if you develop any undesired effects during the treatment. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Tramadol

    Tramadol may increase the risk of seizures when taken with this medication. This interaction is more likely to happen in the elderly population, and in the patients with head injury. Inform the doctor if you are on either of the medicines. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Levodopa

    This medication may reduce the effect of levodopa. If coadministration is recommended monitoring of side effects like drowsiness, low blood pressure is necessary. Avoid operating heavy machinery and driving vehicle. Dose adjustments or an alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    Antihypertensives

    You may experience hypotensive effects like dizziness, lightheadedness if these medicines are used together. Regular monitoring of blood pressure is necessary. Appropriate dose adjustments or replacement of the medicine should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Antidiabetic medicines

    The desired effect of antidiabetic agents may not be achieved when taken with this medication. Regular monitoring of blood glucose levels is necessary. Inform the doctor if you develop any symptoms like excessive thirst, increased in the frequency of urination. Dose adjustments are to be made based on the clinical condition.

Ques: What is qutan 25 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication has Quetiapine Fumarate as an active element present. It performs its action by changing the activity of dopamine in the brain.

Ques: What are the uses of qutan 25 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of qutan 25 mg tablet?

Ans: This medication has some commonly reported side effects. Here are some side effects of this medication which are as follows: dizziness, chills, confusion, blurred vision, loss of balance control, difficulty or painful urination, dry skin, irregular menstrual periods, etc.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal qutan 25 mg tablet?

Ans: Store this medication in a cool dry place and keep it in the original pack or container until it is time to take them. Store this medication out of sight and reach of children and pets.
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