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Qta 50mg Tablet SR


Overview

Introduction

Qta 50mg Tablet SR is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of schizophrenia (a mental disorder that can result in hallucinations or delusions and also adversely affects a person’s ability to think and behave) and mania. It is also used to treat bipolar disorders.

Qta 50mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food. However, it is advised to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altered consciousness or seizures.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, dry mouth, and constipation. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.

You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.

Uses of Qta Tablet SR

Side effects of Qta Tablet SR

Common
  • Akathisia (inability to stay still)
  • Decreased haemoglobin level in blood
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions)
  • Headache
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood
  • Parkinsonism
  • Sleepiness
  • Weight gain

How to use Qta Tablet SR

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Qta 50mg Tablet SR may be taken with or without food, but it is better to take it at a fixed time.

How Qta Tablet SR works

Qta 50mg Tablet SR is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Qta 50mg Tablet SR.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Qta 50mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Qta 50mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Qta 50mg Tablet SR may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Qta 50mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Qta 50mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Qta 50mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Qta 50mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Qta 50mg Tablet SR for the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
  • It is less likely to cause heart problems and movement disorders than other antipsychotics.
  • It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see treatment effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
  • Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Qta 50mg Tablet SR can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
  • Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.

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FAQs

Q. What does Qta do to the brain?

Qta helps to correct chemical imbalances in the brain. It acts on various chemical messengers in the brain like dopamine and serotonin. It prevents the excessive activity of dopamine, helping to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and mania.

Q. Is Qta a sleeping pill?

Qta can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill. Qta is approved for the treatment of symptoms of schizophrenia. It prevents as well as treats episodes of mania and depression in bipolar disorder. It is also used with other medicines to treat depression.

Q. How long does Qta take to work?

You may start seeing an improvement within a week of starting Qta but full benefits may take about 4-6 weeks to appear.

Q. Is Qta good for anxiety?

Qta has not been approved for the treatment of anxiety; however, your doctor may prescribe it for anxiety. Some studies suggest its use in post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and anxiety associated with mood disorders.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Qta?

Qta can cause drowsiness. So, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything dangerous until you know how Qta affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Qta as it may worsen the drowsiness. Avoid getting dehydrated or over-exposure to heat.

Q. Can I stop taking Qta if I am better now?

No, you should not stop taking Qta without consulting your doctor. Suddenly stopping it may cause nausea, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, irritability and inability to sleep. If you feel better, consult your doctor who will gradually reduce the dose before completely stopping it.

Q. Can Qta cause weight gain?

Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Qta. If you feel you are gaining weight, consult your doctor or a nutritionist who will suggest you a diet and some exercise to help you manage your weight.

Q. How should Qta be taken?

Take Qta exactly as advised by your doctor. Do not split, chew or crush the tablets. Swallow the tablet whole with a glass of water. Do not take it with food. It is advised to take this medicine for at least one hour before a meal or at bedtime. Do not take grapefruit while taking Qta as it may affect the working of this medicine.

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