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SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

Manufacturer

RAN-RANBAXY LABORATORIES LTD

Pack Of

10 TABLETS

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Product Details

About SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET belongs to a group of medications called ‘antipsychotics’. It is used in the treatment of bipolar depression, mania and schizophrenia. Bipolar disorder is characterized by manic episodes of excitement or euphoria and depression. Schizophrenia is characterized by symptoms of hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not real) and delusions (wrong beliefs).

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET contains ‘quetiapine’ which is an antipsychotic drug. It acts by blocking dopamine, a hormone present in the brain responsible for the development of symptoms in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether  SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET is available in two dosage forms: oral tablet and injection. Common side-effects of SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET are dizziness, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, abnormal muscle movements such as difficulty moving muscles, tremors and muscle stiffness,  change in cholesterol levels, weight gain, and decrease in haemoglobin (protein in blood that carries oxygen) levels. Additionally, in children and adolescents, swelling of breasts in boys and girls and production of breast milk (due to increase in prolactin hormone (helps in producing breast milk)) and irregular menstruation can be seen. Please do not stop taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET without your doctor’s advice as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Do not take SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET if you are allergic to quetiapine or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have problems associated with the liver, kidney or heart. Also, inform your doctor if you have any sleeping difficulties. It is not recommended for use in children under 18 years of age. Tell your doctor immediately if you develop suicidal thoughts or your depression worsens after taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET. SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET contains lactose, so it should not be given to people who are intolerant to some sugars. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Uses of SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

Bipolar depression, mania, schizophrenia

Directions for Use

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET is available in two dosage forms: oral tablet and injection.Tablet: The doctor determines the dose and duration of the medicine. Swallow the medicines as a whole with a glass of water. Do not crush, chew or break it. You can take medicine with or without food. It is usually taken at bedtime when prescribed once a day and taken in the morning and bedtime when prescribed twice a day. Take the medication at a fixed time every day. Do not abruptly stop the medication even if your symptoms get better.Injection: Injection is given using a syringe by a healthcare professional only, so do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET may cause side-effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, headache, dry mouth, abnormal muscle movements such as difficulty moving muscles, tremors and muscle stiffness, altered cholesterol levels, weight gain and decrease in haemoglobin (protein in blood that carries oxygen) levels. Common side-effects seen in children and adolescents are swelling of breasts in boys and girls and production of breast milk (due to increase in prolactin hormone (helps in producing breast milk)), irregular menstruation, increased appetite, vomiting, increase in blood pressure and abnormal muscle movements. Do not stop taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET without your doctor’s advice. Discontinuation of SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET abruptly may lead to withdrawal symptoms such as insomnia (sleeplessness), feeling sick (nausea), headache, diarrhoea, being sick (vomiting), dizziness, irritability and development of suicidal thoughts. Your doctor may advise you to discontinue the medicine by gradually reducing the dose.

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warning

Do not take SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET if you are allergic to quetiapine or any ingredients present in it. Before taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET, inform your doctor if you have low blood pressure, stroke, liver problems, seizures, diabetes, dementia (memory loss), alcohol or drug abuse, sleep apnea (a sleep disorder) and urinary retention. SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET contains lactose, so it should not be given to people with lactose intolerance. Do not abruptly stop taking the medication as it may cause withdrawal symptoms, especially suicidal thoughts in young adults.

Safety Advice

  • Alcohol

    Consult Your Doctor

    Alcohol may worsen the condition and increase the risk of side-effects while using SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET.

  • Pregnancy

    SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET is a category C medicine. It should be used in pregnant women only when prescribed by a doctor.

  • Breast Feeding

    SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET should not be given to breastfeeding mothers unless prescribed by a doctor.

  • Driving

    SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET may cause dizziness. So, it is not recommended to drive or operate heavy machinery when you take SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET.

  • Liver

    SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with liver diseases. Dose adjustments may be necessary.

  • Kidney

    SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET should be used with caution in patients with kidney diseases. Dose adjustments may be necessary.

Other Information (SOC0003)

This item is Not Returnable.

Expires on or after - Sep-21

Patients Concern

FAQs

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET contains 'quetiapine' that works by blocking dopamine receptors in the brain. By inhibiting the synthesis of the dopamine hormone, there will be a decrease in the occurrence of symptoms in patients with schizophrenia and bipolar depression. SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET increases blood pressure. So, it is advisable to monitor your blood pressure while taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET frequently.

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET may cause dizziness and may increase the risk of falls. So, stand up slowly when rising from a sitting or lying position.

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET as it causes drowsiness.

The long-term use of SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET may cause potential side-effects such as tardive dyskinesia (uncontrolled movements of arms and legs), increased blood sugar, vision impairment, and weight gain. However, your doctor prescribes SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET for prolonged if the benefits outweigh the risks.

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET is not recommended for use in children and adolescents under the age of 18 years. In children, it may cause potential side-effects such as swelling of breasts in boys and girls, irregular periods and weight gain.

PRODUCT SUBSTITUTES

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

Manufacturer/Marketer address

SUN HOUSE, CTS No. 201 B/1, Western Express Highway, Goregaon (E), Mumbai 400063

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

SOCALM SR 200MG TABLET

MRP: 129.20

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