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Qupin 25mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Qupin (slow release) tablet is used to manage psychotic disorders like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Managing manic episodes and depression associated with Bipolar disorder are the other uses of...
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ContainsQuetiapine(25.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, acute mania in bipolar disorder, depression in bipolar disorder
Side effectsAppetite increased, Fatigue, Upper respiratory tract infection, Vomiting, Increased saliva, Constipation, Anxiety, Urinary incontinence
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Qupin 25 MG

  • As per CDSCO or USFDA, Qupin tablet is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for -
  • The treatment of Schizophrenia (manages both positive and negative symptoms like hallucination, delusions, lack of pleasure, memory problems, cognitive problems, etc.)
  • Managing manic episodes in Bipolar disorder
  • The management of depressive episodes of Bipolar disorder

Contraindications of Qupin 25 MG

  • If you’re allergic to Quetiapine or any other component of Qupin Tablet.
  • If you are an elderly patient diagnosed with dementia-related psychosis. There is an increased risk of stroke and even death.
  • If you are under treatment with other antipsychotic medication.
  • If you have neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a neuromuscular disorder).
  • If you have tardive dyskinesia (sudden jerky movements).
  • If you have diabetes with uncontrolled glucose levels and high cholesterol levels.
  • If you had a history of stroke or other similar conditions.
  • If the child or adolescent sees changes in blood pressure.
  • If you have a history of seizure disorder.
  • If you have a low white blood cell count (leukopenia or neutropenia). Monitor blood count frequently.
  • If you are using treatment of Parkinson's disease or dementia with Lewy bodies.
  • If you are diagnosed with a tumour on the adrenal glands, this medicine can cause life-threatening high blood pressure.
  • If you have cataracts, it worsens in patients with long term treatment.

Side effects of Qupin 25 MG

  • Drowsiness
  • Dry mouth
  • Dizziness
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Sudden fall in blood pressure
  • Weight gain
  • Lethargy

Precautions and Warnings of Qupin 25 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take the Qupin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
No, Qupin Tablets can be unsafe during pregnancy. There are only limited studies available that establish its safety in humans. However, studies on animal subjects have shown harmful effects on unborn babies. It may cause low birth weight in newborns. Do not take a Qupin Tablet without medical consultation.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Qupin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
No, do not use Qupin Tablets during breastfeeding without consulting your doctor. Some human data suggest that it can be safe, but this medicine may pass into the breastmilk. So monitor the baby for drowsiness, nausea, vomiting, etc.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Qupin Tablet?
A:
No, do not drive after taking the Qupin Tablet. It can cause side effects like sleepiness, dizziness, blurred vision, and diminished reflexes that can affect your ability to drive and operate heavy machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Qupin Tablet?
A:
No, you cannot consume alcohol with a Qupin Tablet. It can alter the effectiveness of this medicine. It can also cause increased side effects like drowsiness, dizziness, etc.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal or self-harming thoughts.
  • You are using any herbal or ayurvedic medicines or supplements, some of them can interfere with this medicine.
  • You are an elderly patient over the age of 65.
  • You have diabetes. You must monitor your blood glucose levels, as this medicine can cause fluctuations in blood glucose levels.
  • You have low blood pressure. This medicine causes orthostatic hypotension (sudden lowering of blood pressure with change in position).

Mode of Action of Qupin 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Qupin Tablet contains Quetiapine as its active component. It belongs to the class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. It acts by increasing dopamine and serotonin activity by blocking their...
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Directions for Use of Qupin 25 MG

  • Take Qupin tablets just as the doctor prescribed to you.
  • Do not change the dose of Qupin tablet, even if you do not see its effects.
  • Do not try to break the Qupin tablet or chew it. Take the tablet as a whole with a glass of water.
  • It is better to not take it with other medications without informing your doctor.
  • Do not use Qupin medicine if its packaging has been already opened.
  • Do not suddenly stop taking the Qupin tablet, as it can cause adverse effects from withdrawal.

Interactions of Qupin 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Qupin Tablets with levodopa (used for Parkinson’s disease) may have opposite effects.
  • Use caution when taking medicines that lower blood pressure while using Qupin Tablets, as it can further lower the blood pressure.
  • Medicines, like fluoxetine and paroxetine, have been shown to increase the levels of Qupin medicine.
  • If you take tablets that lower heart rate, Qupin can reduce heart rate more.
  • If you are on other antipsychotic, anti-seizure medications, or antidepressants, using them with Qupin Tablets can have severe effects.
  • Use other sedatives cautiously, such as antimalarial, heart, anti-allergy, etc. On interaction, all of them can cause increased drowsiness.

Interactions with food items

  • Avoid having grapefruit juice or fruit. This medicine interacts with grapefruit and blocks its metabolism, possibly increasing its blood levels.
  • Do not take herbal medicine St John’s wort. It increases serotonin levels, leading to a severe condition called serotonin toxicity.

Storage and disposal of Qupin 25 MG

Store Qupin tablets in dry conditions and at room temperature. Keep these medicines away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humid conditions. Keep Qupin Tablets away from children and pets. Dispo...
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Dosage of Qupin 25 MG

Overdose

Qupin Tablet overdose can cause dizziness, agitation, tremors, convulsion, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, low blood pressure, sleep disturbances, diminished reflexes, confusion and loss of co...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a dose of Qupin Tablet, take it as soon as you recall. If you remember when it is already time to take the next dose of Qupin tablet, take the scheduled dose and skip the missed one...
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Content Details

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REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Varsha Parihar

MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Can Qupin tablets cause weight gain if I use them regularly?

A: Qupin Tablets are associated with moderate weight gain if used for a long duration. It may vary from person to person. But most commonly, patients on this medication start to notice weight gain in a few weeks. If you see any changes in your weight, try exercising and eating healthy food.

Q: Can I take Qupin Tablets if I have diabetes?

A: Qupin Tablets can fluctuate the levels of blood sugar levels. If you have diabetes or uncontrolled blood sugar levels, use this medicine with caution and inform your doctor. If you are prescribed this medicine, regularly monitor your blood sugar levels.

Q: Do Qupin Tablets cause dependency or addiction issues if I take them for a long time?

A: Qupin Tablets are not addictive and do not cause any dependency issues. But stopping it suddenly can cause withdrawal problems such as difficulty sleeping, feeling or being sick, sweating, irritation, and uncontrollable muscle movements. Inform your doctor if you want to stop this medicine or experience these symptoms.
Product Details
Brand
QUPIN
Expires on or After
21/08/2022

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