QUTIPIN 25MG TABLET

Manufacturer : SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : QUETIAPINE-25MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : QUTIPIN 25MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10
In stock
SKU
QUT0008
竄ケ47.00
Manufacturer : SUN-SUN PHARMACEUTICALS
Composition : QUETIAPINE-25MG
Dose Form : TABLET
Description : QUTIPIN 25MG TAB
Route Of Administration : ORAL
Pack : 10

Drug Ingredient Information

QUETIAPINE-25MG

QUETIAPINE

Information for patients
Drug Information Quetiapine fumarate contains a medicine called quetiapine. This belongs to a group of medicines called anti-psychotics. Quetiapine fumarate can be used to treat several illnesses, such as: 窶「Schizophrenia: where you may hear or feel things that are not there, believe things that are not true or feel unusually suspicious, anxious, confused, guilty, tense or depressed. 窶「Mania: where you may feel very excited, elated, agitated, enthusiastic or hyperactive or have poor judgment including being aggressive or disruptive. 窶「Bipolar depression: where you may feel sad all the time or you may find that you feel depressed, feel guilty, lack energy, lose your appetite or can窶冲 sleep. Your doctor may continue to prescribe Quetiapine fumarate even when you are feeling better.
Drug Alert
Alert 窶「you are allergic (hypersensitive) to quetiapine or any of the other ingredients of Quetiapine fumarate. 窶「you are taking any of the following medicines: - protease inhibitors, such as nelfinavir (for HIV infection) - azole medicines (for fungal infections) -medicines for an infection (like erythromycin or clarithromycin) -nefazodone (for depression). Do not take Quetiapine fumarate if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Quetiapine fumarate
Before Consuming the Medicine
Avoid Drug 窶「you are allergic (hypersensitive) to quetiapine or any of the other ingredients of Quetiapine fumarate. 窶「you are taking any of the following medicines: - protease inhibitors, such as nelfinavir (for HIV infection) - azole medicines (for fungal infections) -medicines for an infection (like erythromycin or clarithromycin) -nefazodone (for depression). Do not take Quetiapine fumarate if the above applies to you. If you are not sure, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Quetiapine fumarate
Drug Special Care Before you take your medicine, tell your doctor if: 窶「You, or someone in your family, have or have had any heart problems such as a very fast heart beat or prolonged QT on an ECG (heart tracing), or if you are taking any medicines that may have an impact on the way your heart beats. 窶「You have low blood pressure. 窶「You have had a stroke. 窶「You have problems with your liver. 窶「You have ever had a fit (seizure). 窶「You know that you have had low levels of white blood cells in the past (which may or may not have been caused by other medicines). 窶「You have diabetes or have a risk of getting diabetes. If you do, your doctor may check your blood sugar levels while you are taking Quetiapine fumarate. 窶「You are an elderly person with dementia. If you are, Quetiapine fumarate should not be taken because the group of medicines that Quetiapine fumarate belongs to may increase the risk of stroke, or in some cases the risk of death, in elderly people with dementia. 窶「You or someone else in your family has a history of blood clots, as medicines like these have been associated with formation of blood clots. Tell your doctor immediately if you experience: 窶「Fever, severe muscle stiffness, sweating or a lowered level of consciousness (a disorder called 窶從euroleptic malignant syndrome窶). Immediate medical treatment may be needed. 窶「Uncontrollable movements, mainly of your face or tongue. 窶「Dizziness or feeling very drowsy. These conditions can be caused by this type of medicine. Thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression If you are depressed you may sometimes have thoughts of harming or killing yourself. These may be increased when first starting treatment, since these medicines all take time to work, usually about two weeks but sometimes longer. You may be more likely to think like this if you are a young adult. Information from clinical trials has shown an increased risk of suicidal thoughts and/or suicidal behaviour in young adults aged less than 25 years with depression. If you have thoughts of harming or killing yourself at any time, contact your doctor or go to a hospital straight away. You may find it helpful to tell a relative or close friend that you are depressed, and ask them to read this leaflet. You might ask them to tell you if they think your depression is getting worse, or if they are worried about changes in your behaviour. Weight gain has been seen in patients taking Quetiapine fumarate. You and your doctor should check your weight regularly.
Drug Drug Interactions Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines because it may affect the way the medicines work. This includes medicines that you buy without a prescription and herbal medicines. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines: 窶「Epilepsy medicines (like phenytoin or carbamazepine). 窶「High blood pressure medicines. 窶「Rifampicin (for tuberculosis). 窶「Barbiturates (for difficulty sleeping) 窶「Thioridazine (another anti-psychotic medicine). 窶「Medicines that affect the heart, for example, drugs that can cause an imbalance in some of the chemicals in your blood such as diuretics (water pills) or certain antibiotics. Before you stop taking any of your medicines, please talk to your doctor first. If you have a urine drug screen, taking Quetiapine fumarate could cause positive results for methadone or drugs for depression called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs), even though you may not be taking methadone or TCAs. The result will need to be confirmed by a more specific test.
Drug Pregnancy Interaction If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Quetiapine fumarate.
Drug Breast feeding Interaction If you are pregnant, trying to get pregnant, or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor before taking Quetiapine fumarate.
Drug Machinery Interaction Your tablets may make you feel sleepy. Do not drive or use any tools or machines until you know how the tablets affect you
Drug More Information Hospital - If you go into hospital, tell the medical staff that you are taking Quetiapine fumarate. 窶「Quetiapine fumarate can be taken with or without food. 窶「Be careful how much alcohol you drink. This is because the combined effect of Quetiapine fumarate and alcohol can make you feel sleepy. 窶「Do not drink grapefruit juice while you are taking Quetiapine fumarate. It can affect the way the medicine works
How to take the Medicine
Consumption Info Quetiapine fumarate contains lactose which is a type of sugar. If you have been told by your doctor or pharmacist that you cannot tolerate or digest some sugars, talk to your doctor before taking this medicine. If you have been on other medication for this condition, and that medication has stopped your periods, changing to Quetiapine fumarate may allow them to return
Drug quanitty Liver problems If you have liver problems your doctor may give you a lower dose. Elderly people If you are elderly your doctor may give you a lower dose. Children and adolescents under 18 years Quetiapine fumarate should not be used by children and adolescents aged under 18 years.
Drug Dose Always take Quetiapine fumarate exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Your doctor will decide on your starting dose and may gradually increase it. When you are on your regular dose you will usually be taking between 150 mg and 800 mg each day. It will depend on your illness and needs. 窶「You will take your tablets once a day, at bedtime or twice a day, depending on your illness. 窶「Swallow your tablets whole with a drink of water. 窶「Do not stop taking your tablets even if you feel better, unless your doctor tells you. Quetiapine fumarate tablets come in 5 different strengths and each strength is a different colour or shape. 窶「Even though the dose might stay the same, it might be supplied as different strength tablets. For example, one 300 mg tablet (white) or two 150 mg tablets (pale yellow). 窶「So don窶冲 be surprised if the colour of your tablets changes from time to time
Excess Drug Consumption If you take more Quetiapine fumarate than prescribed by your doctor, you may feel sleepy, feel faint or dizzy and have palpitations (a pounding heart beat). Contact your doctor or nearest hospital straight away. Take the Quetiapine fumarate tablets with you
Forgot Drug Consumption If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time to take the next dose, wait until then. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
Stop Drug Consumption If you suddenly stop taking Quetiapine fumarate, you may be unable to sleep (insomnia), you may feel sick (nausea), or you may experience headache, diarrhoea, being sick (vomiting), dizziness or irritability. Your doctor may suggest you reduce the dose gradually before stopping treatment. If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Possible Side Effects
General Information 窶「Increase in blood pressure. 窶「Increase in the amount of a hormone called prolactin, in the blood. Increases in the hormone prolactin could in rare cases lead to the following: -boys and girls to have swelling of breasts and unexpectedly produce breast milk -girls to have no monthly period or irregular periods. 窶「Increased appetite. 窶「Abnormal muscle movements. These include difficulty starting muscle movements,shaking, feeling restless or muscle stiffness without pain
Common Drug Side Effects 窶「Rapid heartbeat or fainting. 窶「Stuffy nose. 窶「Indigestion or constipation. 窶「Feeling weak (may lead to falls). 窶「Swelling of arms or legs. 窶「High blood sugar. 窶「Low blood pressure when standing. This may make you feel dizzy or faint (may lead to falls). 窶「Blurred vision. 窶「Abnormal muscle movements. These include difficulty starting muscle movements, shaking, feeling restless or muscle stiffness without pain. 窶「Abnormal dreams and nightmares. 窶「Feeling more hungry. 窶「Feeling irritated. 窶「Disturbance in speech or language.
Rare Drug Side Effects 窶「Swelling of breasts and unexpected production of breast milk (galactorrhoea). 窶「Menstrual disorder 窶「A high temperature (fever), long-lasting sore throat or mouth ulcers, faster breathing, sweating, stiff muscles, feeling very sleepy or faint, large increase in blood pressure or heartbeat. 窶「Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). 窶「Priapism (a long-lasting and painful erection). 窶「Blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (symptoms include swelling, pain and redness in the leg), which may travel through blood vessels to the lungs causing chest pain and difficulty in breathing
Very Rare Drug Side Effects 窶「Worsening of pre-existing diabetes. 窶「A severe rash, blisters or red patches on the skin. 窶「Inappropriate secretion of a hormone that controls urine volume. 窶「Breakdown of muscle fibres and pain in muscles (rhabdomyolysis). Some side effects are only seen when a blood test is taken. These include changes in the amount of certain fats (triglycerides and total cholesterol) or sugar in the blood, decreases in the number of certain types of blood cells, decreases in the amount of sodium in the blood and increases in the amount of the hormone prolactin in the blood. Increases in the hormone prolactin could in rare cases lead to the following: 窶「Men and women to have swelling of the breasts and unexpectedly produce breast milk. 窶「Women to have no monthly period or irregular periods. Your doctor may ask you to have blood tests from time to time. If any of the side effects get serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist. 窶「Severe allergic reaction that may include difficulty in breathing, dizziness and collapse. 窶「Hepatitis (inflammation of the liver). 窶「Rapid swelling of the skin, usually around the eyes, lips and throat
Drug Side Effects Symptoms 窶「Restless legs. 窶「Difficulty swallowing. 窶「Sexual dysfunction 窶「Dizziness (may lead to falls), headache, dry mouth. 窶「Feeling sleepy (this may go away with time, as you keep taking Quetiapine fumarate) (may lead to falls). 窶「Discontinuation symptoms (symptoms which occur when you stop taking Quetiapine fumarate) include not being able to sleep (insomnia), feeling sick (nausea), headache, diarrhoea, being sick (vomiting), dizziness and irritability. Gradual withdrawal over a period of at least 1 to 2 weeks is advisable. 窶「Putting on weight 窶「Fits or seizures. 窶「Allergic reactions that may include raised lumps (weals), swelling of the skin and swelling around the mouth. 窶「Uncontrollable movements, mainly of your face or tongue (Tardive dyskinesia
How to Store the Medicine
How to Store the Medicine 窶「Keep your Quetiapine fumarate tablets in the original pack and do not store above 30ツーC. 窶「Keep your Quetiapine fumarate tablets in a safe place, where children cannot see or reach them. 窶「Do not take your tablets after the expiry date which is stated on the container. The expiry date refers to the last day of that month Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines that are no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment.

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