Qutipin 100mg Tablet
Qutipin 100mg Tablet
Qutipin 100mg Tablet
Qutipin 100mg Tablet
Qutipin 100mg Tablet

Qutipin 100mg Tablet

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Quetiapine(100.0 Mg)
Therapeutic classification
ANTI-PSYCHOTICS

Medical Description

Qutipin Tablet contains quetiapine, an antipsychotic medicine used to treat mental disorders like schizophrenia, mania and bipolar disorder. Dopamine and serotonin are important neurotransmitters that...
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Uses of Qutipin 100 MG

  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder

Contraindications of Qutipin 100 MG

  • Allergy to quetiapine or any ingredients of Qutipin Tablet
  • Low blood pressure
  • History of stroke
  • Liver problems
  • Seizures
  • Diabetes
  • Dementia (memory loss)
  • Sleep apnea
  • Urinary retention
  • Lactose intolerance

Side effects of Qutipin 100 MG

  • Dementia-related psychosis in elderly patients
  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome(a serious condition with high fever and muscle weakness)
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Somnolence (sleepiness)
  • orthostatic hypotension(sudden decrease in blood pressure when the person stands up from sitting or lying position)
  • Dizziness
  • Stroke
  • Myocarditis(weakness and fatigue of muscle under voluntary control)
  • Coronary heart disease

Precautions and Warnings of Qutipin 100 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Qutipin Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
Quetiapine comes under category C medicines. Its use in pregnancy can increase the chance of low birth weight in the baby. If the patient comes pregnant during the treatment with Qutipin Tablet, the doctor should explain the pros and cons to the patient.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take a Qutipin Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
Apart from low levels of mother's milk, infants exposed to quetiapine generally developed normally. Monitor the infant for drowsiness and developmental milestones, mainly if other antipsychotics are used concurrently.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken the Qutipin Tablet?
A:
It is not recommended to consume Qutipin Tablet before driving as it can cause drowsiness and dizziness, so the chances of accidents are higher.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Qutipin Tablet?
A:
It is recommended not to take alcohol with Qutipin Tablets, according to The Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Drinking alcohol causes the dose of quetiapine to be more potent and hence more dangerous. Also, these medicines' side effects like drowsiness or dizziness worsen after consuming this medicine.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You are experiencing a sudden rise in a heartbeat.
  • You are passing excess urine or drinking a lot of water or if there is extra weakness.
  • You are having suicidal thoughts.
  • You develop a rash after consuming this medicine.

Mode of Action of Qutipin 100 MG

How Does It Work?

Dopamine and serotonin are important neurotransmitters that control our mood, sleep, appetite, memory, motivation, reward, motor functions, arousal, desires, cravings, and decision making. Abnormal fu...
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Directions for Use of Qutipin 100 MG

  • Qutipin Tablets should always be consumed as per the physician’s advice.
  • Do not stop the medicine abruptly without consulting your physician, as this medicine has withdrawal symptoms like nausea, vomiting and headaches.
  • This medicine should be consumed preferably with food, but in case of emergency can be consumed without food.
  • To maintain a constant level of medicine in the body, try taking medicine at the same time every day.
  • It should not be given to children under 10.

Interactions of Qutipin 100 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Qutipin Tablet should not be taken with the following medications
  • Antipsychotic medicine like Abilify, Clozaril is used for seizures.
  • Few antifungal medicines like clotrimazole, ketoconazole
  • Antiarrhythmic medicines such as quinidine.
  • Medicines used in dementia-like Donepezil
  • Medicines causing QT prolongation like Chlorpromazine
  • Medicines used in acute alcohol intoxication.
  • These medications can cause symptoms like headache, ECG changes, or dizziness.

Interactions with food items

  • Qutipin Tablet; a psychotic medicine, should not be consumed with alcohol as this can cause dizziness and drowsiness. Quetiapine interacts with grapefruit. Grapefruit blocks the metabolising enzyme of...
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Storage and disposal of Qutipin 100 MG

Qutipin tablets should be stored in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. Used tablet cover should be disposed of immediately. Discard the expired and damaged medicines as per instructions o...
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Dosage of Qutipin 100 MG

Overdose

Overdose of Quetiapine tablets can cause intoxication. Symptoms of quetiapine intoxication include increased heartbeat, increased blood sugar levels, changes in ECG or coma. Talk to your doctor immedi...
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Missed a Dose

In case you miss the dose, take the next dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose and continue with your routine schedule if your next dose is near. Do not take a double dose of Qutipin T...
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY
REVIEWED BY
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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: Can consumption of Qutipin Tablet cause disturbance in my periods?

A: In rare cases, there can be hormonal changes in a female consuming Qutipin Tablet for a long time. An increase in prolactin hormone can alter monthly periods and may lead to breast milk production in women.

Q: How long does it take for a Quetiapine tablet to work?

A: It varies from person to person but roughly takes around four to six weeks to show its effect. Allow your physician to observe your symptoms and monitor your dose accordingly closely.

Q: Can consumption of Qutipin tablets over a long time cause diabetes?

A: Consuming Qutipin Tablets over a long time can raise your blood sugar levels and cause diabetes. It’s essential to monitor your blood sugars regularly and keep them in control. Consult your physician if you find any symptoms like excess urination, excess thirst or change in appetite.
Product Details
Brand
QUTIPIN
Country of Origin
India
Expires on or After
30/07/2023

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ContainsQuetiapine(100.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, depression, bipolar mania
Side effectsDementia-related psychosis in elderly patients, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, suicidal thoughts, drowsiness, orthostatic hypotension, dizziness, stroke, myocarditis, coronary heart disease
Last Updated on: 01 Mar 2022 | 11:50 AM (IST)
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