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Qutiwel 25mg Tablet

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Medical Description

Qutiwel tablet is an antipsychotic prescription medicine used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. The active component of Qutiwel tablet is Quetiapine (25 mg). Schizophrenia is a disorder t...
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ContainsQuetiapine(25.0 Mg)
UsesSchizophrenia, Bipolar disorder
Side effectsSleepiness, Weight gain, Dry mouth, Constipation, Abdominal pain, Dizziness, Throat infections, Gastric distress, Lethargy, Abnormal weakness and loss of energy (asthenia), Fall in BP on change in posture (orthostatic hypotension)
ClassificationANTI-PSYCHOTICS
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Uses of Qutiwel 25 MG

  • Qutiwel tablets are in the treatment of:
  • Schizophrenia
  • Manic episodes of bipolar I disorder
  • Depression associated with bipolar disorder

Contraindications of Qutiwel 25 MG

  • Do not take Qutiwel tablets or use caution:
  • If you have hypersensitivity reactions to any ingredient in the Q Mind SR tablet.
  • If you are an older adult with psychosis associated with degenerative brain conditions, this medicine increases the risk of stroke and death.
  • If you have any underlying cardiovascular diseases; use caution as this medicine increases the risk of an adverse event.

Side effects of Qutiwel 25 MG

  • Side effects of Qutiwel tablets include:
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain
  • Dizziness
  • Throat infections
  • Gastric distress
  • Lethargy

Precautions and Warnings of Qutiwel 25 MG

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Qutiwel tablets during pregnancy?
A:
Qutiwel tablets are considered unsafe during pregnancy. It is a class-C medication in pregnancy. Consult your doctor for more information. Inform your doctor about your pregnancy or intention to conceive.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Qutiwel tablets while breastfeeding?
A:
Qutiwel tablet is considered unsafe during breastfeeding as it is excreted in breast milk. Consult your doctor for more information.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have taken a Qutiwel tablet?
A:
Driving and use of heavy machinery while using Qutiwel tablets are not recommended as this medicine can cause dizziness, agitation, and sedation.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Qutiwel tablets?
A:
Consuming alcohol with Qutiwel tablets can cause serious side effects like seizures, sedation, hallucinations, and coma. It is strictly contraindicated.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You have a history of seizures or take any medicines that decrease seizure potential.
  • You experience sudden changes in mood or worsening of symptoms of schizophrenia.
  • You take other medicines for your health conditions. Some might interact with Qutiwel tablets and cause debilitating medicine interactions.
  • You have a history of substance abuse. This medication has abuse and misuse potential, and its use should be monitored closely.
  • You have low blood cell counts. This medicine can result in decreased blood cell counts.

Mode of Action of Qutiwel 25 MG

How Does It Work?

Quetiapine in Qutiwel tablets is an atypical antipsychotic. It acts at multiple, varied receptor levels in the brain to produce its therapeutic effects. The primary action of quetiapine is on the chem...
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Directions for Use of Qutiwel 25 MG

  • Take Qutiwel tablets exactly as advised by your doctor.
  • Do not exceed the dosage, even if you cannot notice the effects of this medicine.
  • Take Qutiwel tablets as a whole with a glass of water.
  • Do not break or chew this tablet.
  • Take this medicine with and without food.
  • Take Qutiwel tablets at the same time every day, so a stable level of the medication is maintained in the body. Do not take Qutiwel tablets with other medicines without informing your doctor.
  • Do not consume this medicine if its packaging is broken.
  • Do not abruptly stop taking Qutiwel tablets; this can result in adverse effects from withdrawal.

Interactions of Qutiwel 25 MG

Interactions with other medicines

  • Qutiwel tablets can interact with many medicines and cause adverse side effects. Concomitant use with the following medications requires dose modification for quetiapine. Inform your doctor about your...
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  • Enzyme inhibitors like ketoconazole and ritonavir increase the concentration of quetiapine and can increase the side effects of Qutiwel tablets.
  • Enzyme inducers like phenytoin and rifampin can decrease the amount of this medicine in the blood, thereby reducing its efficacy.

Storage and disposal of Qutiwel 25 MG

Store Qutiwel tablets at room temperature, away from wet surfaces, direct sunlight, and humidity. Keep away from children and pets. Check the expiration date before taking the tablets. Dispose of the ...
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Dosage of Qutiwel 25 MG

Overdose

Qutiwel tablet overdose can cause drowsiness, sedation, increased heart rate, fall in BP, seizures, urinary retention, heart rhythm abnormalities, confusion, delirium, agitation, coma and death. If yo...
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Missed a Dose

If you have missed a Qutiwel tablet dose, try to take it as soon as you remember. If you recall the missed dose when it is almost time for the next one, skip the missed one and continue with your regu...
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Content Details

REVIEWED BY
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Dr. Bhavika Shah

MBBS, MD (Dermatology), DNB (Dermatology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: I feel better, and my symptoms have resolved. Can I stop the tablet now?

A: Consult your doctor if you wish to stop using Qutiwel tablets. They will gradually taper the dose and stop it properly. Sudden stoppage of this medication can cause withdrawal effects.

Q: Since I started taking Qutiwel tablets, I have felt very lethargic. Is this normal?

A: Discuss any side effects after use of the medicine with the prescribing doctor. Qutiwel tablets are known to cause asthenia, the feeling of generalised weakness and loss of energy in users. Your doctor will guide you on managing the side effect.

Q: I feel my weight has increased after taking this tablet. What should I do?

A: Abdominal pain is a common side effect of Qutiwel tablets. Make sure you take the pill in the dose and duration prescribed. In case of any distress, consult your doctor so they can suggest if a dose adjustment is required. Your doctor can also prescribe treatment for pain relief.
Product Details
Brand
QUTIWEL
Expires on or After
22/08/2022
Last Updated on: 01 Apr 2022 | 10:25 AM (IST)
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