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Quel Sr 200mg Tablets

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Quel Sr 200 MG Description

Quel SR Tablet treats schizophrenia in adults and adolescents above 15 and manic episodes of bipolar disorder type one. It is also used as a supportive medicine in treating major depressive disorder.

This medicine contains quetiapine as its active ingredient, an atypical antipsychotic medicine. Quel SR Tablet binds to several chemical receptor sites in the brain and the nerves. It modulates the release of those chemicals in the brain that regulate mood, appetite, anger, sleep and thoughts. Quel SR tablet gets released slowly and prolongedly, making it safer and more effective in preventing relapse of the symptoms. It helps in improving negative as well as positive symptoms of schizophrenia. Side effects of Quel SR Tablets include sleepiness, tremors, constipation, low blood pressure, increase in blood sugar and blood fat levels, weight gain and thoughts of hurting self. Quel SR Tablets are not advisable for treating psychotic symptoms in older adults with dementia. It should be given with caution and in low doses to older adults as there is an increased risk of falls, paralysis, and death.


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ContainsQuetiapine(200.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Maniac episode of bipolar disorder type 1.
Side effectsHeadache, low blood pressure, suicidal thoughts.
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Uses of Quel Sr 200 MG

  • As per CDSCO, Quel SR Tablet is used in
  • Schizophrenia above the age of 15 years
  • Maniac episode of Bipolar type 1 disorder
  • Major depressive disorder as a supportive treatment

Contraindications of Quel Sr 200 MG

  • If you have an allergy to Quel SR tablet or its inactive ingredients.
  • If you have been diagnosed with dementia and psychosis.

Side effects of Quel Sr 200 MG

  • Uncontrollable urge to move and fidget
  • Sleepiness
  • Shakiness
  • Dizziness
  • Risk of falls
  • Weight gain
  • Memory problems
  • Deficiencies in the blood
  • High-fat levels in the blood
  • Excessive salivation
  • Low blood pressure
  • High blood sugar levels
  • Suicidal behaviours in adolescents

Precautions and Warnings of Quel Sr 200 MG



Can I take Quel SR Tablets during pregnancy?
The use of Quel SR in pregnancy should be avoided as it has been associated with risks to the unborn child. The newborn baby may show signs of withdrawal if the mother has taken it during pregnancy. The child may develop restlessness, loose muscles, breathing difficulty and feeding problems. If you get pregnant, talk to the doctor while taking treatment with Quel SR.

Breast Feeding

Can I take Quel SR Tablets while breastfeeding?
You should avoid taking Quel SR Tablet while breastfeeding. It may pass through the breast milk and cause poor feeding, lethargy and slow development in the babies. Talk to the doctor about your treatment while breastfeeding the baby.


Can I drive if I have taken Quel SR Tablets?
Quel SR Tablet may cause sleepiness, slow reflexes, shakiness, feeling sick and confused. This may not be safe for driving. You should not drive till you are sure that the side effects of Quel SR have subsided.


Can I consume alcohol with Quel SR Tablets?
You should avoid taking alcohol with Quel SR as it may cause excessive sleepiness, tremors, vomiting, breathing problems, dizziness and loss of consciousness.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Tell your doctor if you have:
  • High blood sugar levels or symptoms of excessive thirst and hunger or passing more urine.
  • Dementia and you are an older adult.
  • History of fits.
  • History of stroke.
  • Thoughts of hurting yourself.
  • Heart, liver or kidney disease.
  • Been feeling very aggressive, restless and angry.
  • Noticed unusual changes in your feelings and thoughts.
  • Stiffness of the muscles, fever and sweating.
  • Been taking other medicines for your condition.
  • Been taking some vitamins or herbal preparations.

Mode of Action of Quel Sr 200 MG

How Does It Work?

Quel SR Tablet acts by binding to multiple types of chemical receptor sites in the brain. This slows down or stops the responses from these sites. These sites regulate the levels of several chemicals ...
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Directions for Use of Quel Sr 200 MG

  • Quel SR should be taken with a glass of water.
  • Swallow the medicine whole without breaking it.
  • It should be taken without food as fatty meals affect the absorption of Quel SR tablets.
  • Follow the advice of the doctor about the time and dose of the medicine.

Interactions of Quel Sr 200 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Medicines used to treat high blood pressure may get enhanced in their action due to the blood pressure-lowering effect of Quel SR. The dose of blood pressure-lowering medicines should be readjusted wi...
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  • Medicines used in parkinsonism, like levodopa may become less effective than Quel SR.
  • Medicines used to treat seizures carbamazepine, and phenytoin reduce the levels of Quel SR in the blood.
  • Medicines used to treat fungal infections such as itraconazole and ketoconazole increase Quel SR levels in the blood.
  • Medicines such as belladonna, atropine, dicyclomine increase the gut-related side effects of Quel SR tablets.
  • Medicine used in treating tuberculosis, such as rifampicin, reduces Quel SR’s availability in the blood when given with it.

Interactions with food items

  • Fatty meals change the absorption of Quel SR tablets. It is preferably taken without food.

Storage and disposal of Quel Sr 200 MG

Quel SR Tablets should be stored at room temperature up to 250 C. Keep the tablets away from sunlight and moisture. Keep the medicine safely so that children and pets cannot reach it. Leftover tablets...
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Dosage of Quel Sr 200 MG


The symptoms of overdose of Quel SR Tablet are excessive sleepiness, shakiness, aggressiveness, low blood pressure, fast heartbeat, tremors, confusion, inability to pass urine, severe breathing proble...
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Missed a Dose

Take the tablet only if you have missed a dose close to the actual time of that dose. If you remember the missed dose near the time of the next dose, then skip the missed dose. Take the next dose as p...
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Dr. Tulika Singh



Dr. Jagruti Jain

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.N.B., General Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)


Q: How long will it take for Quel SR tablets to work?

A: The time taken by Quel SR tablets to produce effect varies for different symptoms. Usually, thoughts and hallucinations start improving within one or two weeks of the treatment. However, it may take up to three months to see the full effect of Quel SR. Symptoms keep on improving as you continue your treatment with Quel SR. Your doctor shall tell you about the length of the time you shall need to take medicine.

Q: What precautions should I take while going out of the house while taking Quel SR tablets?

A: You should avoid driving till you are sure that you do not have side effects of Quel SR tablets such as sleepiness, headache or dizziness. Avoid any situation that may cause dehydration, like staying in the sun for long or in an overheated environment.

Q: Can I take Quel SR tablets safely while taking medicines for high blood pressure?

A: You can take medicines for controlling high blood pressure while on treatment with Quel SR Tablet. A few medicines for controlling blood pressure may interact with Quel SR. Your doctor shall guide you on which medicines can be safely taken with Quel SR to control high blood pressure.
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