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About QUETIAPINE

QUETIAPINE 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).

QUETIAPINE 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. QUETIAPINE also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether  this rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

This is available in two dosage forms: oral tablet and injection. Common side-effects of QUETIAPINE 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 this without your doctor’s advice as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Do not take this  if you are allergic to quetiapine or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking this, 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 it.This medication 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 QUETIAPINE

Bipolar depression, mania, schizophrenia

Medicinal Benefits

This contains ’ that belongs to the class of antipsychotics. It works by blocking the dopamine receptors preventing the excessive activity of dopamine. Dopamine is considered a ‘feel-good hormone’ that promotes happiness, excitement and pleasure. It alters brain function, improving mood, thinking ability and social behaviour. It reduces the development of symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. This also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether  this rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

Directions for Use

This 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 QUETIAPINE

This 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 QUETIAPINE without your doctor’s advice. Discontinuation of QUETIAPINE 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 Warnings

Do not take QUETIAPINE if you are allergic to quetiapine or any ingredients present in it. Before taking QUETIAPINE, 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. QUETIAPINE 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.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interactions: QUETIAPINE may interact with medications, including antidepressants (citalopram, escitalopram, bupropion),  opioid pain or cough relievers (codeine, hydrocodone), drugs for sleep or anxiety (alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), antihistamines (cetirizine, diphenhydramine) and analgesics  (acetaminophen, hydrocodone, tramadol).

Drug-food interactions: QUETIAPINE may interact with grapefruit and alcohol and increase the risk of side-effects.

Drug-disease interactions: QUETIAPINE should be used with caution in patients with heart problems such as QT prolongation (heart rhythm problem), acute alcohol abuse, central nervous system (CNS) depression, dementia, stroke, seizures, diabetes and liver problems.

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This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sudden episodes of mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder). Quetiapine is known as an anti-psychotic drug (atypical type). … It may also improve your mood, sleep, appetite, and energy level.

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About QUETIAPINE

QUETIAPINE 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).

QUETIAPINE 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. QUETIAPINE also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether  this rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

This is available in two dosage forms: oral tablet and injection. Common side-effects of QUETIAPINE 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 this without your doctor’s advice as it may lead to withdrawal symptoms.

Do not take this  if you are allergic to quetiapine or any other ingredients present in it. Before taking this, 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 it.This medication 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 QUETIAPINE

Bipolar depression, mania, schizophrenia

Medicinal Benefits

This contains ’ that belongs to the class of antipsychotics. It works by blocking the dopamine receptors preventing the excessive activity of dopamine. Dopamine is considered a ‘feel-good hormone’ that promotes happiness, excitement and pleasure. It alters brain function, improving mood, thinking ability and social behaviour. It reduces the development of symptoms in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or other mood disorders. This also has effects on other neurotransmitters in the brain such as serotonin and its beneficial effects may be related to this as well. Altogether  this rebalances dopamine and serotonin to improve thinking, mood and behaviour.

Directions for Use

This 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 QUETIAPINE

This 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 QUETIAPINE without your doctor’s advice. Discontinuation of QUETIAPINE 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 Warnings

Do not take QUETIAPINE if you are allergic to quetiapine or any ingredients present in it. Before taking QUETIAPINE, 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. QUETIAPINE 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.

Drug Interactions

Drug-drug interactions: QUETIAPINE may interact with medications, including antidepressants (citalopram, escitalopram, bupropion),  opioid pain or cough relievers (codeine, hydrocodone), drugs for sleep or anxiety (alprazolam, lorazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants (carisoprodol, cyclobenzaprine), antihistamines (cetirizine, diphenhydramine) and analgesics  (acetaminophen, hydrocodone, tramadol).

Drug-food interactions: QUETIAPINE may interact with grapefruit and alcohol and increase the risk of side-effects.

Drug-disease interactions: QUETIAPINE should be used with caution in patients with heart problems such as QT prolongation (heart rhythm problem), acute alcohol abuse, central nervous system (CNS) depression, dementia, stroke, seizures, diabetes and liver problems.

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