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Qutan 100mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Qutan tablets are an antipsychotic type of drug. The medicine helps treat bipolar depression, mania, and schizophrenia. Treatment of manic periods of exhilaration or euphoria, depression, bipolar diso...
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ContainsQuetiapine(100.0 Mg)
UsesBipolar depression, mania, and schizophrenia
Side effectsDizziness, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, abnormal muscle movements, tremors, muscle stiffness, and altered cholesterol levels
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Qutan 100 MG

  • In the treatment of Bipolar Depression
  • To relieve symptoms such as sadness, loss of interest, and irritability.
  • In the treatment of maniac disorder
  • To alleviate symptoms such as nervousness, panic, and fear.
  • In the treatment of Schizophrenia

Contraindications of Qutan 100 MG

  • If you have a known allergy to Qutan tablets or other inactive components in the formulation.
  • If you are suffering from Glaucoma.
  • If you’ve a history of urinary retention.
  • If you’ve high blood pressure or kidney issues.
  • If you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOs) in the last 15 days.

Side effects of Qutan 100 MG

  • Sleepiness
  • Blurred Vision
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Weight Gain
  • Dry Mouth
  • Constipation
  • Difficulty Or Painful Urination

Precautions and Warnings of Qutan 100 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Qutan tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Do not take Qutan tablets if you are pregnant. It is a category C pregnancy medication. Taking Qutan tablets while pregnant may be dangerous, so consult your doctor before consuming the medication.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Qutan tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Using Qutan tablets while breastfeeding is generally not a good idea as it may pass into breastmilk and harm the newborn. As a result, make sure to monitor the baby regularly for excessive sleepiness and weight gain.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Qutan tablets?
A:
Because Qutan tablets is known to cause drowsiness, avoid driving or anything that needs attention. Some individuals may have blurred vision, sleepiness, or dizziness due to taking this medication. If you’ve any of these symptoms, avoid doing anything that demands a high level of mental alertness, like driving a car or operating machinery.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with the Qutan tablets?
A:
It is risky to drink alcohol while taking this prescription because the combination raises the chance of adverse effects like dizziness, blurred vision, and muscle stiffness. If you consume alcohol while taking this medication, you should avoid doing anything that needs a high level of mental awareness, like driving a car or operating machinery.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • Your mood changes or you witness changes in behaviour. Because of the elevated risk of suicidal tendencies, this medicine should be used with caution.
  • You’ve a history of liver disease or active liver disease due to an increased risk of adverse effects.
  • Your age is 18 or below. The safety and efficacy of this medication haven’t been proved in children.
  • You may experience moderate to severe drowsiness and impairment of physical ability as possible side effects of this medication.

Mode of Action of Qutan 100 MG

How Does It Work?

The ingredient 'quetiapine' in Qutan tablets works by inhibiting dopamine receptors in the brain. The emergence of symptoms will be reduced by blocking the synthesis of the dopamine hormone. Other neu...
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Directions for Use of Qutan 100 MG

  • Follow the doctor's instructions for using this medication. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.
  • Do not discontinue using this medication without consulting your physician first.
  • Qutan tablets are available in oral and injectable dosage forms. The doctor determines the medicine's dosage and duration.
  • Make sure to not abruptly stop taking the medication, even if your symptoms improve. Injections are delivered by a healthcare professional and should not be self-administered.

Interactions of Qutan 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Antihypertensive effects may be enhanced with Qutan tablets.
  • Qutan tablets, when taken with phenytoin or thioridazine, quicken the removal of Quetiapine from the body, i.e. the active ingredient of Qutan tablets.
  • Carbamazepine, Barbiturates, Rifampicin medicine reduce the absorption of Qutan tablets by the liver therefore, they should not be used together.
  • Lorazepam inhibits the liver's process of eliminating Qutan tablets.

Interactions with food items

  • Grapefruit is known to interact with Qutan tablets as it can affect the absorption of medicine in the body.

Storage and disposal of Qutan 100 MG

Keep this medicine packed in the packet or container it came in. This medication should be kept in a cool and dry place, at a temperature below 30°C. It must be stored according to the package ...
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Dosage of Qutan 100 MG

Overdose

A Qutan tablets overdose might be moderate or severe. Overdose symptoms include drowsiness, impaired vision, and mouth dryness. A severe overdose can result in coma, difficulty breathing, seizures, lo...
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Missed a Dose

If you forget to take Qutan tablets, take it as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is approaching, omit the missing dosage and return to your routine.

Content Details

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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Is it possible to quit taking Qutan tablets suddenly?

A: No, you should always see your doctor before discontinuing the use of the Qutan tablets. If the medicine is stopped, withdrawal symptoms may ensue. As a result, your doctor may reduce your dose gradually before discontinuing the medication. This helps prevent the return of depression symptoms and minimises the likelihood of withdrawal symptoms.

Q: How long can I take the Qutan tablets?

A: Long-term usage of Qutan tablets 10's may result in adverse effects such as tardive dyskinesia (uncontrolled arm and leg movements), high blood sugar, eyesight impairment, and weight gain. However, consult your doctor if you are prescribed Qutan tablets 10's for a long period.

Q: Can Qutan tablets make you suicidal?

A: Yes, suicidal thoughts are possible if you take Qutan 10 Capsule. This is more likely in people with a history of suicidal thoughts, younger than 25 years old, have a history of psychiatric problems, and have previously been treated with an antidepressant. You should seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have suicidal thoughts.
Product Details
Brand
QUTAN
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
29/11/2022
Last Updated on: 02 Feb 2022 | 10:57 AM (IST)
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