Qutan 300mg Tablet 10'S

Schizophrenia Rx required

Best Price*  ₹ 186.40
MRP ₹233.00
(Inclusive of all taxes) *10 Tablet(s) in a Strip * Mfr: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd * Country of Origin: India
TOTAL AMOUNT ₹ 233.00

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INTRODUCTION

QUTAN 300MG contains quetiapine which belongs to a group of medicine called antipsychotics. It is used to treat several illnesses such as Bipolar depression, Mania, and Schizophrenia. Bipolar depression is a mental disorder characterized with episodes of mood swings ranging from depression to mania. Mania makes the person feel more excited, agitated and overactive or more aggressive.

Schizophrenia is a chronic brain disorder that affects a person's ability to think, feel and behave clearly resulting in a condition where the person can hear or feel things that does not exist, believe in things which are not true or may feel unusually anxious, confused, or depressed. It works by rebalancing dopamine and serotonin which improves thinking, mood and behaviour.

Using of this medicine during the third trimester of pregnancy is not recommended since it may result in abnormal muscle movements and/or withdrawal symptoms such as agitation, feeding disorder, respiratory distress and tremor in new-borns after delivery. QUTAN 300MG is strictly not recommended for use in children and adolescents under 18 years. Before taking this medicine tell your doctor if you have ever had kidney disease, heart disease, liver problems. Pregnant and breastfeeding women should consult their doctor before taking this medicine.

USES OF QUTAN 300MG

  • Bipolar depression
  • Mania
  • Schizophrenia

HOW QUTAN 300MG WORKS

QUTAN 300MG works by rebalancing dopamine and serotonin which improves thinking, mood, and behaviour.

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Always take QUTAN 300MG exactly as your doctor has told you. This medicine must be taken with or without food and try to take at the same time each day. It should be swallowed whole with water. Do not crush or chew the medicine. Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking this medicine.

SIDE EFFECTS OF QUTAN 300MG

COMMON

  • dizziness, headache, dry mouth
  • feeling sleepy
  • abnormal muscle movements
  • changes in the amount of certain fats
  • weight gain
  • irregular heart beat
  • shortness of breath
  • low blood pressure
  • constipation, indigestion
  • abnormal dreams and nightmares
  • thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression
  • blurred vision
  • fever
  • increased levels of liver enzymes measured in the blood
  • changes in the amounts of thyroid hormones (in your blood)
  • decrease in number of certain blood cells
  • increased levels of sugar in the blood
  • feeling weak
  • swelling of arms or legs

RARE

  • jaundice, hepatitis
  • priapism
  • blood clots in the veins especially in the legs
  • inflammation of the pancreas
  • swelling of breasts and unexpected production of breast milk (galactorrhoea)
  • menstrual disorder
  • metabolic syndrome (includes increase in fat around your abdomen, high blood pressure and increase in your blood sugar)
  • walking, talking, eating while you are asleep
  • decreased body temperature (hypothermia)
  • bowel obstruction
  • increased blood creatine phosphokinase (a substance from the muscles)

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Dizziness:

Get up and move around to feel awake, take small naps to edge off the sleepiness. Give your eyes a break to avoid fatigue and eat a healthy food to boost energy.  

Headache:

Apply hot or cold-water bag on your head. Take rest in a quiet and dark room. Drink tea or coffee.

Constipation: 

Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

Vomiting:

Try taking this medicine with, or just after, a meal or snack and stick to simple meals and do not eat rich or spicy food.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

QUTAN 300MG is not recommended for use in pregnant women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

QUTAN 300MG is not recommended for use in breastfeeding women unless necessary. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

DRIVING AND USING MACHINES

Do not drive or operate any machine while taking this medicine since it may cause sleepiness.

ALCOHOL

Consumption of alcohol is not recommended during treatment with QUTAN 300MG.

KIDNEY

QUTAN 300MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active kidney diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

LIVER

QUTAN 300MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from liver function impairment or active liver diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

ALLERGY

Do not take QUTAN 300MG if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to quetiapine or any other ingredients in this medicine.

HEART DISEASE

QUTAN 300MG should be used with caution in patients suffering from active heart diseases. Consult your doctor for advice.

OTHERS

Tell your doctor if you have or had a condition such as,

  • low blood pressure
  • had a stroke, especially if you are elderly
  • fit (seizure)
  • diabetes or have a risk of getting diabetes
  • low levels of white blood cells in the past
  • are an elderly person with dementia (loss of brain function)
  • family history of blood clots
  • a condition where you stop breathing for short periods during your normal nightly sleep (called sleep apnoea)
  • urinary retention
  • an enlarged prostate, a blockage in your intestines, or increased pressure inside your eye

INTERACTIONS

Talk to your doctor if you are taking,

  • medicines used for HIV infection
  • azole medicines (used to treat fungal infections)
  • erythromycin or clarithromycin (used to treat infections)
  • nefazodone (used to treat depression)
  • phenytoin or carbamazepine (used to treat epilepsy)
  • medicines used to treat high blood pressure
  • barbiturates (used to treat difficulty sleeping)
  • anti-psychotic medicine such as thioridazine or lithium (used to treat mental problems)
  • diuretics (water pills)
  • anti-cholinergics medicines
  • medicines used for constipation

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Quetiapine
Pharmacological Category :   Second generation (Atypical) Antipsychotic
Therapeutic Indication :   Bipolar depression, Mania and Schizophrenia
Dosage Forms :   Tablet

MORE INFORMATION

Store below 20-25°C and keep out of reach of children.

FAQs ABOUT QUTAN 300MG

Is QUTAN 300MG a sleeping pill?

It can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill.

What does QUTAN 300MG do to the brain?

This medicine helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain. It acts on various chemical messengers in the brain like dopamine and serotonin. It prevents the excessive activity of dopamine and helping to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and mania.

Can QUTAN 300MG cause Constipation?

Yes, this medicine may cause constipation in some individuals. Take fibre rich foods such as fresh fruit, vegetables and cereals, and drink plenty of water. Exercise more regularly.

REFERENCES

1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, editors. A Reference Guide to Fetal and Neonatal Risk: Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health; 2015. Page – 3315-3322.

2. MÁRCIO G. SOEIRO-DE-SOUZA, VASCO VIDEIRA DIAS, GIOVANNI MISSIO, VICENT BALANZÁ-MARTINEZ, LEANDRO VALIENGO, ANDRÉ F. CARVALHO and RICARDO ALBERTO MORENO. Role of quetiapine beyond its clinical efficacy in bipolar disorder: From neuroprotection to the treatment of psychiatric disorders (Review). US National Library of Medicines, National Institutes of Health. 23 Jan 2015. [Accessed 26 Nov 2020] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4316978/

3. Actavis Ltd; Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC); [Revised on Sep 2017] [Accessed 26 Nov 2020] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.4029.pdf

Manufacturer/Marketer Details

    Net Qty
    1
    Shelf Life
    NA
    Item Weight
    17.5
    No. of Units in a Kit
    NA
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Qutan 300mg Tablet 10'S

Qutan 300mg Tablet 10'S Mfr: Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd

M.R.P.: Rs.233.00
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