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Qutan Sr 200 Mg

Drug brand named Qutan SR 200 mg is manufactured by Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd and mainly contents the generic drug Quetiapine.
Package: 10 Tablet

Active Ingredients of Qutan SR 200 mg

Quetiapine 200 mg

Can we use Qutan SR 200 mg during pregnency

Pregnancy D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks

Can we use Qutan SR 200 mg during lactation

Lactation L4 There is positive evidence of risk to a breastfed infant or to breastmilk production but the benefits of use in breastfeeding mothers may be acceptable despite the risk to the infant eg if the drug is needed in a lifethreatening situation or for a serious disease for which safer drugs cannot be used or are ineffective

For what type of diseases Qutan SR 200 mg may be prescribed

Schizophrenia Bipolar disorder

What are the known Side Effects of Qutan SR 200 mg

Nausea stomach upset skin rash acute toxicity

Precautions before taking Qutan SR 200 mg

Phenytoin Dilantin and thioridazine Mellaril markedly decrease the amount of quetiapine that is absorbed from the intestine and thereby reduces its effectiveness Therefore patients taking phenytoin or thioridazine may require higher doses of quetiapine Quetiapine can cause hypotension low blood pressure and therefore increase the blood pressure lowering effects of antihypertensive drugs Quetiapine can increase the sedating effects of other drugs that sedate Such drugs include narcotic pain relievers for example oxycodone and acetaminophen Percocet Roxicet Tylox Endocet barbiturates sedatives such as alprazolam Xanax and clonazepam Klonopin ethanol and blood pressure drugs that can cause orthostatic hypotension such as prazosinMinipress and terazosin Hytrin Quetiapine is eliminated from the body by an enzyme in the liver called cytochrome P450 3A There is a concern that drugs that strongly interfere with the enzyme for example ketoconazole Nizoral itraconazoleSporanox fluconazole Diflucan and erythromycin clarithromycinBiaxin nefazodone Serzone verapamil Calan Isoptin Verelan ordiltiazem Cardizem Tiazac Dilacor may cause elevated and toxic levels of quetiapine

Significance of Qutan SR 200 mg

This medication is an antipsychotic agent prescribed for depression and psychoses

06.03.2013. 02:42


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