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Qutan Sr 100mg Tablet

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Quetiapine(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

Medical Description

Qutan Sr 100 mg is an antipsychotic medicine used to manage schizophrenia. The other uses of Qutan Sr 100 mg are in managing symptoms of manic disorder, and bipolar mood disorders. Quetiapine is the a...
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Uses of Qutan Sr 100 MG

  • Treatment of bipolar disorder to alleviate symptoms such as sadness and irritability.
  • Management of manic disorders, to reduce symptoms such as nervousness, panic, and fear.
  • Treatment of schizophrenia and its symptoms.

Contraindications of Qutan Sr 100 MG

  • If you have a known allergy to Qutan Sr 100 mg or other inactive components in the formulation should not take this medication.
  • If you have a known history of narrow-angle glaucoma, because of the increased risk of the patient's condition worsening.
  • If you have a history of urine retention, due to the increased risk of the patient's condition worsening.
  • If you have high blood pressure or kidney issues.
  • If you have taken monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOs) in the last 15 days, you should not use Qutan Sr 100 mg tablet.

Side effects of Qutan Sr 100 MG

  • Low haemoglobin levels
  • Increase in triglyceride levels
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Weight gain
  • Moderate to severe drowsiness
  • Impairment of physical abilities
  • Dry mouth
  • Extrapyramidal symptoms (like Parkinsonism symptoms, involuntary muscle contractions, or restlessness)

Precautions and Warnings of Qutan Sr 100 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Qutan Sr 100 mg during pregnancy?
A:
Please do not take Qutan Sr 100 mg tablets if you are pregnant. It is a category C pregnancy medication. It's possible that taking Qutan Sr 100 mg tablets while pregnant is dangerous. Seek medical advice before taking this medicine.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Qutan Sr 100 mg while breastfeeding?
A:
Qutan Sr 100 mg Tablet effect is not known to be excreted in human milk. If you're planning to use Qutan Sr 100 mg while breastfeeding, consult your doctor before starting to use this medicine to discuss the risks.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken Qutan Sr 100 mg?
A:
Qutan Sr 100 mg has the potential to reduce the patient's attentiveness. It may make you feel tired and reduce your mental attentiveness. Additionally, you may experience drowsiness, dizziness or vision problems after consuming Qutan Sr. As a result, if you're taking this medicine, you should avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Qutan Sr 100 mg?
A:
No. Taking Qutan 100 mg with alcohol may be unsafe. Side effects like dizziness, tiredness, and difficulty in concentrating can all be exacerbated by drinking. Avoid jobs that need mental focus, like operating machinery after taking Qutan Sr.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have suicidal thought, or your depression increases after taking Qutan Sr 100 mg.
  • You have a history of liver disease or active liver disease.
  • Your sugar levels can rise even if you don't have diabetes while taking Qutan Sr 100 mg Tablet. It may require regular monitoring.
  • Due to the higher risk of the patient's condition worsening, this medicine is not advised for use in individuals with a history of psychotic illnesses.
  • This medicine is not for use in children under the age of 18.

Mode of Action of Qutan Sr 100 MG

How Does It Work?

Qutan Sr works by inhibiting dopamine receptors, which prevents excessive dopamine activity. Qutan Sr 100 Tablet aids in the correction of brain chemical abnormalities. It affects dopamine and seroton...
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Directions for Use of Qutan Sr 100 MG

  • The oral tablet and injectable formulations of Qutan Sr 100mg tablet are both available.
  • The dosage of Qutan Sr 100mg is to be determined by the psychiatrist.
  • With a glass of water, swallow the pill whole. This tablet should not be chewed, crushed, or damaged.
  • Qutan Sr 100 mg can be taken with or without food.
  • If given once a day, it should be taken before sleep. If given twice a day, it is usually taken in the morning and at night.
  • Take the prescription at the same time daily.
  • Even if symptoms improve, do not stop taking the medicine suddenly.

Interactions of Qutan Sr 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Qutan Sr 100 mg may interact with:
  • Clotrimazole - It may cause abnormal heart rate.
  • Metformin - Therapeutic efficacy of Metformin may be decreased when used with Qutan SR.
  • Abacavir - Abacavir may decrease the excretion of Qutan SR.
  • Tramadol - The severity of serotonin syndrome may be increased with Tramadol.
  • Dopamine agonists - The risk of hypertension may be increased with Dopamine agonists.
  • Carbamazepine - The concentration of Carbamazepine may be increased when used with Qutan SR.
  • Barbiturates - The central nervous system depressant activities may be exaggerated.
  • Rifampin - The metabolism of Qutan SR may be increased when combined with Rifampicin.
  • Glucocorticoids - The metabolism of Qutan SR may be decreased.
  • Cimetidine - The metabolism of Qutan SR may be decreased when combined with Cimetidine.

Interactions with food items

  • The information on Qutan Sr 100 mg food interaction is not available. Take the medicine as per your doctor’s prescription.

Storage and disposal of Qutan Sr 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 temp below 30°C. Store it according to the package or label's directions. ...
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Dosage of Qutan Sr 100 MG

Overdose

A Qutan Sr 100 mg tablet overdose might be moderate or severe. Drowsiness, impaired vision, and dry mouth are signs and symptoms of a mild overdose. A severe overdose can result in coma, difficulty br...
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Missed a Dose

If you forget to take Qutan Sr 100 mg, take it as soon as you remember. However, if your next dose is approaching, omit the missing dosage and return to your routine. Do not take double dosage.

Content Details

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Dr. Jagruti Jain

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

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: How long does it take for Qutan SR 100 Tablet to work?

A: Within a week of commencing Qutan Sr 100 Tablet, you may notice a difference, but complete effects may take 4-6 weeks to manifest.

Q: Will I gain weight after taking Qutan SR 100 Tablet?

A: Yes. Weight gain is a typical Qutan SR 100 tablet adverse effect. If you think you're gaining weight, talk to your doctor or a nutritionist about a diet and activity plan to help you lose weight.

Q: Is it okay if I quit taking Qutan SR 100 Tablet now that I'm feeling better?

A: No, you should not discontinue taking Qutan Sr 100 Tablet without discussing it with your doctor. Stopping it on your own can induce nausea, vomiting, headaches, diarrhoea, dizziness, irritability, and insomnia. If you feel better, talk to your doctor about progressively reducing the amount before discontinuing it.
Product Details
Brand
QUTAN SR
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
16/08/2022

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ContainsQuetiapine(100.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, mania, bipolar disorder, depression
Side effectsLow haemoglobin, weight gain, headache, drowsiness, dizziness, irritability,
Last Updated on: 17 Feb 2022 | 10:40 AM (IST)
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