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Qutan 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Medicine composition: Quetiapine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: April 04, 2019

Qutan 50 MG Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic drug that 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, sleep as well as your energy levels. Hallucinations and sudden mood swings can also be decreased with the help of this medication. There are two versions of Qutan 50 MG Tablet, one is the immediate-release version, where it gets released in the blood stream immediately and the other is the extended-release version, where it releases gradually into the blood.

Belonging to the drug group atypical antipsychotics, Qutan 50 MG Tablet is used for treating symptoms related to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or depression. This medication works by restoring the neurotransmitters’ balance in the brain. It helps to decrease hallucinations in patients who are suffering from these psychotic disorders, and also improves concentration. The medicine is also effective in preventing drastic mood swings.

Qutan 50 MG Tablet is available in tablet form and has to be taken orally. It comes in two versions, one that releases into your blood stream immediately (immediate release) and the other that gets released gradually over time in the blood stream (extended release).

Before you are prescribed Qutan 50 MG Tablet, your doctor should be informed about your past health conditions. If you have had problems related to eye cataracts, thyroid problems, low count of white blood cells, sleep apnea, enlarged prostate, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure, ensure that your doctor is informed about it. The dosage depends on your age, your present medical condition and it's severity, and how your body reacts after the first dose.

The possible side effects of Qutan 50 MG Tablet are drowsiness, constipation, tiredness, blurred vision, increase in weight and dry mouth. In the initial days after you start taking the medicine, you may also feel light-headed or dizzy. These symptoms are generally mild in nature and disappear in a few days, but you can seek medical advice if it is bothersome.

Qutan 50 MG Tablet 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, the symptoms of which are excessive sweating, high fever, severe confusion, dark urine, stiffness of the muscles and change in blood pressure, heart beat or breathing
  • Tardive dyskinesia; where you can develop uncontrolled or unusual movements, especially of your lips, mouth, face, tongue, arms and legs
  • Tremors or seizures
  • Mood changes, feeling depressed, anxious or having suicidal tendencies
  • Trouble urinating
  • Yellowing of the eyes or the skin
  • Milky discharge from breast in women, breast enlargement in both women and men
  • Low white blood cell count
  • An allergic reaction

As Qutan 50 MG Tablet can cause dizziness and drowsiness, it is advised to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine, as it can worsen your condition. Ensure that you rise slowly if you are sitting or lying down to prevent falling down. Also, stay away from activities that may require your full concentration in the first few days of taking the medication.

  • schizophrenia

    Qutan 50 MG Tablet helps in treating Schizophrenia and its related symptoms like Delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking.
  • Bipolar disorder

    Qutan 50 MG Tablet is helpful in curing bipolar disorder and its related symptoms like Unusual shifts in the mood, hyperactivity and tiredness.
  • Autism

    Qutan 50 MG Tablet is used to cure autism and its related symptoms like Lack of social interaction, inability to speak and repetitive movements.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Qutan 50 MG Tablet or any other antipsychotics.
  • How long is the duration of effect?

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

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

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Qutan 50 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.

Qutan 50 MG Tablet 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 medicine 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

    Qutan 50 MG Tablet is not recommended with clozapine due to increase risk of low blood pressure, dizziness, and irregular heart beat. 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 Qutan 50 MG Tablet. 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

    Qutan 50 MG Tablet 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 Qutan 50 MG Tablet. 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 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Qutan 50 mg tablet is a medication which has Quetiapine as an active element present in it. This medicine performs its action by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts. Qutan 50 mg tablet is used to treat conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, Depression, etc.

Ques: What are the uses of qutan 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Qutan 50 mg tablet is a medication, which is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions such as Schizophrenia, Bipolar disorder, and Depression. Apart from these, it can also be used to treat conditions like Depressive disorders and Mania. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Qutan 50 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of qutan 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Qutan 50 mg tablet is a medication which has some commonly reported side effects. These side effects may or may not occur always and some of them are rare but severe. This is not a complete list and if you experience any of the below-mentioned side effects, contact your doctor immediately. Here are some side effects of Qutan 50 mg tablet which are as follows: Dizziness, Chills, Confusion, Blurred vision, Loss of balance control, Difficulty or painful urination, Dry skin, Irregular menstrual periods, Loss of appetite, Weight gain, Constipation, Headache, Acid or sour stomach, Decreased appetite, and Sneezing. It is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Qutan 50 mg tablet.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal qutan 50 mg tablet?

Ans: Store Qutan 50 mg tablet 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. Unused medicines should be disposed of in special ways to ensure that pets, children and other people cannot consume them. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects. It is a prescribed medication.
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