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Qutipin 50 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Quetiapine
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: July 18, 2019

Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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, Qutipin 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.

Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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.

Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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

    Qutipin 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of Schizophrenia. Delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking are some of the symptoms of Schizophrenia.
  • Bipolar disorder

    Qutipin 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and tiredness are some of the symptoms of Bipolar disorder.
  • Autism

    Qutipin 50 MG Tablet is used in the treatment of autism. Lack of social interaction, inability to speak and repetitive movements are some of the symptoms of Autism.
  • Allergy

    Avoid if you have a known allergy to Qutipin 50 MG Tablet or any other antipsychotics.
  • Bone marrow suppression

  • 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 Qutipin 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.

Qutipin 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

    Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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

    Qutipin 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 Qutipin 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 Qutipin 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Qutipin 50 mg tablet is a medication which has Quetiapine Fumarate as an active ingredient present in it. This medicine performs its action by changing the dopamine activity in the brain. Qutipin 50 mg tablet is used to avoid Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders symptoms. It is used to treat conditions such as mania, inappropriate social behaviour, increased sexual desires and mood swings.

Ques: What are the uses of Qutipin 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Qutipin 50 mg tablet is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like Schizophrenia and bipolar disorders. Besides these, it can also be used to treat conditions like mania, inappropriate social behaviour, increased sexual desires and mood swings. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Qutipin 50 mg tablet to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the Side Effects of Qutipin 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Qutipin 50 mg tablet. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include headache, dystonia, dizziness and weight gain. Apart from these, using Qutipin 50 mg tablet may further lead to decreased hemoglobin, akathisia, parkinsonism and sleepiness. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal Qutipin 50 MG Tablet?

Ans: Qutipin 50 mg tablet should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Qutipin 50 mg tablet. 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.

Ques: Should I use Qutipin 50 MG Tablet empty stomach, before food or after food?

Ans: This medication is to be consumed orally. The salts involved in this medication, work properly on an empty stomach. It is advised to consume this medication, 1 hour before having food and at least 2 hours after having food. Taking Qutipin tablet with food may upset your stomach. Please consult the doctor before use.

Ques: How long do I need to use Qutipin 50 MG Tablet before I see improvement of my conditions?

Ans: There is no specific time duration of using this medication in which you can see improvement in your condition. The doctor will prescribe you the doses according to your condition. It is advised to consult your doctor while you are under the usage of medication, to analyze your improvement and tell whether to stop using Qutipin 50 mg or not.

Ques: Is there any food or drink I need to avoid?

Ans: The diet should be normal, there is nothing as such to avoid. However, eating healthy, doing physical exercises and avoiding any kind of harmful practices like smoking or drinking can uplift your health.

Ques: Will Qutipin 50 MG Tablet be more effective if taken in more than the recommended dose?

Ans: There is no need to take this medication more than its recommended doses. Taking over-dosage of this medication may trigger side effects. If the severity of the condition is not reducing with the recommended dosage of Qutipin 50 tablet, then the doctor should be consulted for re-examining your condition.
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