Q Pin SR 50mg Tablet 10'S

Schizophrenia Rx required

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INTRODUCTION

Q PIN SR 50MG contains Quetiapine which belongs to the group of medicines called Antipsychotics. It is used to treat bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression (major depressive disorder). Bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression) is a mental disorder characterized by alternative episodes of mania (sudden unusual extreme sense of happiness) and depression.

Schizophrenia is mental disorder in which you hear or feel things that are not there, believe things that are not true or feel unusually suspicious, anxious, confused, guilty, tensed, or depressed. Major depressive disorder is a mental illness characterized by persistent sadness or depressed mood with loss of interest in activities that can affect your daily life.

Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic. It acts by modulating the activities of certain brain chemicals (dopamine and serotonin) in the brain that causes mental disorders. As a result, it improves the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Before taking Q PIN SR 50MG, inform your doctor if you have any liver, kidney, or heart problems. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, blood clots or a history of drug abuse in the past.

Avoid consumption of alcohol or grapefruit juice while undergoing treatment with Q PIN SR 50MG as it may increase the risk of side effects. Consult your doctor before taking Q PIN SR 50MG if you are pregnant or breastfeeding women. It should be used with caution in elderly patients with dementia.

Q PIN SR 50MG may increase your blood sugar or cholesterol levels. To avoid this, your doctor will regularly monitor your health condition through periodic blood tests.

Other common side effects of Q PIN SR 50MG are dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, headache, or weight gain. Contact your doctor if any of these side effects worsen. Also, inform your doctor immediately if your mood becomes excessively depressed along with thoughts of self-harming or killing after taking Q PIN SR 50MG.

USES OF Q PIN SR 50MG

It is used to treat:

  • bipolar disorder
  • depression (major depressive disorders)
  • schizophrenia

HOW Q PIN SR 50MG WORKS

Q PIN SR 50MG effectively controls the symptoms of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It contains quetiapine which is an atypical antipsychotic. It acts by blocking certain receptors (dopamine (D2), serotonin 2A (5HT2A)) in the brain that causes abnormal mood changes and mental problems. As a result, it improves the positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Take Q PIN SR 50MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Q PIN SR 50MG should be taken at least one hour before meals or prior to bedtime.

Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy for you depending upon your age, body weight and disease condition. Do not stop taking Q PIN SR 50MG unless your doctor advises you to stop, as it may lead to certain withdrawal symptoms such as difficulty in sleeping, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, irritability, weight gain or increased hunger.

SIDE EFFECTS OF Q PIN SR 50MG

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness, sleepiness
  • dry mouth
  • weight gain
  • abnormal muscle movements (shaking, restlessness, muscle stiffness without pain)
  • changes in blood fat levels
  • constipation, stomach upset
  • weakness
  • swelling of arms or legs
  • feeling dizzy or faint while standing up (orthostatic hypotension)
  • increased blood sugar levels
  • blurred vision
  • unusual dreams or nightmares
  • feeling irritated
  • disturbance in speech and language
  • raised levels of the hormone prolactin in the blood (signs include breast enlargement and milk production in both men and in women, irregular or lack of menstrual periods in women)

UNCOMMON

  • allergic reactions (raised lumps, swelling of the skin and around the mouth)
  • unpleasant sensations in the legs
  • trouble swallowing
  • sexual dysfunction
  • slower than normal heart rate
  • trouble passing urine
  • stuffy nose
  • changes in thyroid production

RARE

  • jaundice (yellowish skin and eyes)
  • walking, talking, eating or other activities in sleep
  • low body temperature
  • inflammation of the pancreas
  • metabolic syndrome (an increase in fat around your abdomen, increased triglycerides levels, decreased good cholesterol in blood, increased blood sugar and blood pressure)

Stop taking Q PIN SR 50MG and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (swelling, pain, and redness in the leg) which may travel through blood vessels to the lungs (causing chest pain and breathing problems)
  • signs of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, sweating, stiff muscles, feeling very drowsy or faint)
  • uncontrollable movements (especially face or tongue)
  • dizziness or severe sleepiness
  • fits
  • priapism (long-lasting and painful erection)
  • fast and irregular heartbeat, even when you are at rest, palpitations, or unexplained tiredness
  • decreased WBC and platelet counts (signs include fever, flu-like symptoms, sore throat, or any other infection)
  • bowel obstruction (signs include constipation, persistent abdominal pain)
  • suicidal thoughts and worsening of depression

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take Q PIN SR 50MG with or just after a meal or a snack. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating rich or spicy food. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Diarrhea:

Hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of fluids, such as water or fruit juices. Consuming ORS can also be beneficial. Do not self-treat diarrhea on your own. Consult your doctor if your diarrhea becomes uncontrollable.

Constipation:

Eat plenty of fiber rich foods such as fresh fruits, vegetables, and cereals. Drink plenty of fluids. Exercise more regularly. Consult your doctor if this side effect bothers you.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

Q PIN SR 50MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless specifically directed by your doctor. If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to become pregnant, consult your doctor before taking it.

BREASTFEEDING

Q PIN SR 50MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machines if you feel dizzy or sleepy after taking Q PIN SR 50MG.

ALCOHOL

Avoid consumption of alcohol while taking Q PIN SR 50MG as it might make you feel dizzy or sleepy.

KIDNEY

Q PIN SR 50MG should be used with caution in patients having urinary retention (inability to completely empty your bladder). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

Q PIN SR 50MG should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take Q PIN SR 50MG if you are allergic to Quetiapine.

HEART DISEASE

Q PIN SR 50MG should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as heart rhythm problems, weakening of the heart muscle, inflammation of the heart, or low blood pressure). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking Q PIN SR 50MG, inform your doctor if you:

  • had fits
  • have sleep apnea (a condition where you stop breathing for short periods during sleep)
  • have diabetes
  • have low number of white blood cells
  • or any member of your family has a history of blood clots
  • have an enlarged prostate (in men)
  • have blockage in your intestine
  • have increased pressure inside your eye
  • have history of drug abuse

Use in pediatrics:

Q PIN SR 50MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents (under 18 years of age). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

Use in geriatrics:

Q PIN SR 50MG should be used with caution in elderly patients who have stroke, dementia, or parkinsonism. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before taking Q PIN SR 50MG, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicine:

  • medicines used to treat HIV infection (Ex. lopinavir, indinavir)
  • medicines used to treat fungal infections (Ex. voriconazole, itraconazole)
  • medicines used for bacterial infections (Ex. erythromycin or clarithromycin)
  • nefazodone (a medicine used to treat depression)
  • medicines used to treat fits (Ex. carbamazepine, phenytoin)
  • medicines used to lower blood pressure (Ex. telmisartan, atenolol)
  • medicines used to induce sleep (Ex. phenobarbital, pentobarbital)
  • medicines used to treat edema (Ex. furosemide, chlorthalidone)
  • medicines that cause constipation (Ex. ferrous sulphate, sertraline)
  • medicines that affect heartbeat and muscle movements (Ex. atropine, dicyclomine)

B. Drug-Food Interaction:

Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while taking Q PIN SR 50MG as it may affect the way this medicine works.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more Q PIN SR 50MG, consult your doctor immediately or visit the nearby hospital. Symptoms of overdose are sleepiness, dizziness, and abnormal heart beats.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Quetiapine
Pharmacological Category :   Atypical antipsychotic
Therapeutic Indication :   Bipolar disorder, Depression, Schizophrenia
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep Q PIN SR 50MG out of reach of children
  • Store Q PIN SR 50MG at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT Q PIN SR 50MG

Can Q PIN SR 50MG be taken by an elderly person with dementia?

Q PIN SR 50MG must be used with caution in elderly patients with dementia. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking. Your doctor will access your health condition and would decide whether you should take Q PIN SR 50MG or not.

What are the common side effects of Q PIN SR 50MG?

Q PIN SR 50MG may increase your blood sugar or cholesterol levels. It may also cause dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, sleepiness, headache, or weight gain. Contact your doctor if any of these side effect worsens. Also, inform your doctor immediately if your mood becomes excessively depressed along with thoughts of self-harming or killing after taking Q PIN SR 50MG.

Can Q PIN SR 50MG cause weight gain?

Yes. You may gain weight after taking Q PIN SR 50MG. Please keep a check on it by monitoring your weight, having healthy balanced diet, and exercising regularly. Inform your doctor if you gain weight excessively after taking Q PIN SR 50MG.

How to take Q PIN SR 50MG?

Take Q PIN SR 50MG as advised by your physician. Swallow the medicine with a glass of water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Q PIN SR 50MG should be taken at least one hour before meals or prior to bedtime.

Is Q PIN SR 50MG safe to use in pregnancy?

Q PIN SR 50MG is generally not recommended for use in pregnant women. However, consult your doctor before taking. Studies have shown the onset of certain withdrawal symptoms (such as shaking, weakness, sleepiness, breathing problems and difficulty in feeding) in babies born to women taking Q PIN SR 50MG during their pregnancy.

Can Q PIN SR 50MG be used in children?

No. Q PIN SR 50MG is not recommended for use in children and adolescents below 18 years of age due to increased side effects. Consult your doctor for advice before taking Q PIN SR 50MG.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of Q PIN SR 50MG?

If your forgot to take a dose of Q PIN SR 50MG, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time to take the next dose of Q PIN SR 50MG, skip the missed one and take the regular dose. Do not take a double dose of Q PIN SR 50MG to compensate the missed dose.

Can I stop taking Q PIN SR 50MG on my own?

Do not alter or discontinue the daily dose of Q PIN SR 50MG after feeling better without consulting your doctor. Take Q PIN SR 50MG for the stipulated duration mentioned by your doctor. You may experience headache, diarrhoea, vomiting, dizziness, irritability, nauseous or may be unable to sleep on stopping Q PIN SR 50MG suddenly.

Can I drive a car after using Q PIN SR 50MG?

Do not drive or travel after taking Q PIN SR 50MG as you may experience drowsiness or blurred vision after taking Q PIN SR 50MG which may hamper your responses and to lead to accidents.

Can I use Q PIN SR 50MG without consulting a doctor?

No. Q PIN SR 50MG should be used only under medical supervision and after thorough mental assessment. Your doctor will decide the correct dose and duration of therapy with Q PIN SR 50MG for you depending upon your age, body condition and severity of the disease condition.

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Antipsychotic and Antimanic Drugs. Essentials of Medical Pharmacology. Seventh edition. 2013. Page – 442.

2. Muneer A. Pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder with quetiapine: a recent literature review and an update. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. PubMed Central. April 2015. [Accessed on 16th May 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4423161/

3. APL Swift Services (Malta) Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in February 2022] [Accessed on 16th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/3079/pil

4. AstraZeneca UK Ltd. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in August 2021] [Accessed on 16th May 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/6363/pil

USEFUL DIAGNOSTIC TESTS

  • Complete Blood Count (CBC)

PRODUCT DETAILS

    Net Qty
    1 N
    Item Weight
    17.5 g
    Ingredient
    QUETIAPINE 50MG (SR)
    Hsn Code
    30049099
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Q Pin SR 50mg Tablet 10'S

Q Pin SR 50mg Tablet 10'S Mkt: Alkem Laboratories Ltd

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