Qutan Sr 200mg Tablet
Qutan Sr 200 MG Description
Qutan Sr (slow release) tablet is used in the management of psychotic disorders like Schizophrenia and Bipolar disorder. Managing manic episodes and depression associated with Bipolar disorder are th
e other uses of Qutan Sr tablet. All these psychiatric conditions affect the person's ability to think, feel, and behave correctly. This medicine can be used in children over the age of 10. The Qutan Sr tablet Tablet has Quetiapine as a single active ingredient. It belongs to a class of atypical antipsychotic medicines. The mode of action of the Qutan Sr tablet is by stabilising the levels of certain chemical messengers, which help manage the mood and lower the overactivity in the brain. Follow your doctor's direction for use of Risperdal tablets. This medicine can cause death in elderly patients with memory loss associated with psychotic disorders. It can also cause suicidal thoughts in young adults. Try not to stop using Qutan Sr tablet suddenly as it can cause withdrawal symptoms like irritation, vomiting, sweating, etc. It is not a habit-forming medicine and does not cause dependency.
|Uses||schizophrenia, acute mania in bipolar disorder, depression in bipolar disorder|
|Side effects||Appetite increased, Fatigue, Upper respiratory tract infection, Vomiting, Increased saliva, Constipation, Anxiety, Urinary incontinence|
Uses of Qutan Sr 200 MG
- As per CDSCO or USFDA, Qutan Sr 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.)
- The management of manic episodes in Bipolar disorder
- The management of depressive episodes of Bipolar disorder
Contraindications of Qutan Sr 200 MG
- If you are allergic to the Quetiapine or any other component of Qutan Sr 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 have 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 have an adrenal gland tumour, this medicine can cause life-threatening high blood pressure.
- If you are pregnant
- If you have cataracts, it gets worse in patients with long term treatment.
Side effects of Qutan Sr 200 MG
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Sudden fall in blood pressure
- weight gain
Precautions and Warnings of Qutan Sr 200 MG
Other General Warnings
- 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. The effects of this medicine are exaggerated side effects in older patients, so use it with caution.
- 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 Qutan Sr 200 MG
How Does It Work?
Directions for Use of Qutan Sr 200 MG
- Take Qutan Sr tablets just as the doctor prescribed to you.
- Do not change the dose of Qutan Sr tablet, even if you do not see its effects.
- Do not try to break this tablet or chew it and the pill 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 Qutan Sr medicine if its packaging has been already opened.
- Do not suddenly stop taking the Qutan Sr tablet, as it can cause adverse effects from withdrawal.
Interactions of Qutan Sr 200 MG
Interactions with other medicines
- Qutan Sr Tablets with levodopa (used for Parkinson’s disease) may have opposite effects.
- Use caution when taking medicines that lower high blood pressure while using Qutan Sr Tablets, as it can further lower the blood pressure.
- Medicines, like fluoxetine and paroxetine, have been shown to increase the levels of Qutan Sr medicine.
- If you take tablets that lower heart rate, Qutan Sr can reduce heart rate more.
- If you are on other antipsychotic, anti-seizure medications, or antidepressants, using them along with Qutan Sr Tablets can have severe effects.
- Use other sedatives cautiously, antimalarial medicines, heart medicines, anti-allergy medicines, 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, thereby possibly increasing its blood levels.
- Do not take herbal medicine St John’s wort. It increases serotonin levels that leads to a very serious condition called serotonin toxicity.
Storage and disposal of Qutan Sr 200 MG
Dosage of Qutan Sr 200 MG
Missed a Dose
Dr. Varsha Parihar
MBBS, MD (Community Medicine)
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: Can Qutan Sr tablets cause weight gain if I use them regularly?
Q: Can I take Qutan Sr Tablets if I have diabetes?
Q: Do Qutan Sr Tablets cause dependency or addiction issues if I take them for a long time?
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