QUTIWEL SR 50MG 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. QUTIWEL SR 50MG 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.