Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR


Overview

Uses of Qupex Tablet SR

Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Qupex Tablet SR side effects

Common
  • Headache
  • Dystonia
  • Sleepiness
  • Parkinsonism
  • Akathisia
  • Dizziness
  • Decreased haemoglobin level in blood
  • Weight gain
  • Increased triglyceride level in blood

How to use Qupex 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. Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Qupex Tablet SR works

Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

Qupex Tablet SR related warnings

Alcohol
CAUTION
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR may be unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the foetus, however, there are limited human studies. The benefits from use in pregnant women may be acceptable despite the risk. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Qupex 200 mg Tablet SR
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Expert Advice

  • You have been prescribed Qupex 200 mg 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 Qupex 200 mg 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.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Qupex with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Indizole, Itraspan, Itzo
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Fungis, EF Z, Rocflu
LIFE-THREATENING
Brand(s): Leparox, Prx
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Dizapam
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Tremash, Tropidol, Dolfi
SERIOUS
Brand(s): Psycopan
SERIOUS

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Qupex

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Is schizophrenia a major disorder. My psychiatrist prescribed me with sizodon 10 and soltus 50
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schizophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Coping with a mental disorder as serious as schizophrenia can be challenging, both for the person with the condition and for friends and family. Here are some ways to cope: 1. Learn about schizophrenia. Education about the disorder can help motivate the person with the disease to stick to the treatment plan. Education can help friends and family understand the disorder and be more compassionate with the person who has it. 2. Join a support group. Support groups for people with schizophrenia can help them reach out to others facing similar challenges. Support groups may also help family and friends cope. 3. Stay focused on goals. Managing schizophrenia is an ongoing process. Keeping treatment goals in mind can help the person with schizophrenia stay motivated. Help your loved one remember to take responsibility for managing the illness and working toward goals. 4. Ask about social services assistance. These services may be able to assist with affordable counselling services, job placements and other daily activities. 5. Learn relaxation and stress management. The person with schizophrenia and loved ones may benefit from stress-reduction techniques such as meditation, yoga or tai chi. Please see a psychiatrist for further guidance.
Suffering from schizophrenia since last 40yrs controlled on risdone plus and resizing plus alternate daysAnd traizzine s not resizing plus
Dr. Jyoti Kapoor Madan
Psychiatrist
Schzophrenia is a chronic problem caused by Neuro chemical disturbance in brain. It is characterised by fear, odd experiences and distorted thought pattern. Treatment is with antipsychotic medicines which may need to continue throughout life. Regular follow up with psychiatrist is essential for monitoring side effects and response.
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FAQs

Q. Can I take Seroquel for sleep/ anxiety?

No, Seroquel is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, mania, depression associated with bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder

Q. Can I take Seroquel forever?

No, you should take Seroquel as prescribed your doctor

Q. Is Qupex same as Seroquel?

Yes, Seroquel is the trade name for the active ingredient Qupex

Q. Is Qupex dangerous?

Qupex is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor

Q. Is Qupex a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine?

No, Qupex is not a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine; it belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent

Q. Is Qupex a sedative?

Qupex is not a sedative drug; however, sedation is a known side effect of this drug

Q. Is Qupex addictive?

No, Qupex is not an addictive drug

Q. Is Qupex a mono amine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?

No, Qupex belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 8th Mar 2017.
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