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Qutipin 300 mg is FDA approved for schizophrenia, acute manic episodes, and adjunctive treatment for major depressive conditions. It contains the active ingredient Quetiapine, which can also be used to treat generalized anxiety disorder.
Schizophrenia- Quetiapine is a prescription medicine for schizophrenia, a chronic mental disorder that affects how a person expresses emotions, thinks, perceives reality, and relates to others. The lifelong severe mental disorder can’t be cured but can be controlled with proper treatment. It is given to people 13 years of age and older.
Bipolar disorders in adults: It is a brain disorder that causes changes in an individual’s mood, energy and ability to act/function. People suffering from bipolar disorder experience intense emotional states that typically occur during periods of days to weeks; these are often referred to as mood episodes. These mood episodes are categorized as manic (happy or irritable mood) or depressive. People with bipolar conditions experience mood fluctuations as well. The mental state can disrupt an individual’s relationships with loved ones and causes difficulty to work.
Doctors may also prescribe Qutipin 300 to treat manic episodes in children ages 10 to 17. It is not known whether the medication is safe and effective in children under ten years of age.
Take Qutipin 300 exactly as your doctor advises you to take it. Do not change your dosing regimen without your doctor’s approval. Take the tablet orally before or after consuming food. Whenever you feel like stopping the medicine at any point in between the treatment, please talk to your doctor first. If you suddenly stop the medication, you may have side effects such as trouble staying asleep, nausea, and vomiting. If you miss a dose of Quetiapine, take it as when you remember. If you are close to your next scheduled dose, skip the missed dose. Just take the next dose at the scheduled time. Do not take two doses simultaneously unless your doctor tells you to.
Do not take Qutipin 300 if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should not take medicine if you are taking any of the following medicine:
- some medicines for HIV
- Azole medicines for fungal infections
- Nefazodone for depression
- Clarithromycin or erythromycin for infection
Do not drive, operate machinery, or do any other activities that require your complete attention until you know how Quetiapine affects you. The medicine may make you drowsy. Do not drink alcohol while taking this medicine as it may make some side effects of Quetiapine worse.
The most common side effects of Qutipin 300 mg include a stuffy nose, feeling irritated, feeling weak or fainting, increased appetite, vomiting, abnormal muscle movement, increased blood pressure, and increased prolactin in the blood. An increased amount of prolactin in the blood may lead to the following conditions:
- Swelling of the breasts that unexpectedly produce breast milk
- Girls have no monthly menstrual cycle or irregular periods.