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Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR

Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Composition for Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR

Prescription Required

Primary uses of Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR

Potentiallyunsafewith
Alcohol
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Medicine Overview of Quticad Tablet SR

Uses of Quticad Tablet SR

Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR is used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.

Quticad Tablet SR side effects

Common

Side Effects of Quticad are Headache, Dystonia, Sleepiness, Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dizziness, Decreased haemoglobin level in blood, Weight gain, Increased triglyceride level in blood.

How to use Quticad 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. Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR is to be taken empty stomach.

How Quticad Tablet SR works

Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.

In Depth Information on Quticad Tablet SR

Expert advice for Quticad Tablet SR

  • Do not take quetiapine if you have allergy to quetiapine or any of the ingredients of the medicine.
  • Do check your weight at regular intervals as quetiapine is known to cause weight gain.
  • Do not drive or use any tools or machines unless you know how quetiapine affect you; this is because quetiapine is known cause sleepiness.
  • Do not stop quetiapine abruptly; do inform your doctor as he/she would decide and reduce the dose gradually for 1 to 2 weeks before stopping.
  • Do get your blood checked at regular intervals, as suggested by your doctor, as many of the side-effects of quetiapine are noted only when a blood test is done.
  • Do inform your doctor if you are going for urine drug screening. This is because your urine may cause positive results for methadone or certain drugs for depression called tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) when some test methods are used, even though you may not be taking methadone or TCAs. Hence, a different test method may be used for you.
  • Take special precaution if you suffer from have ever suffered any brain damage or coma, epilepsy or convulsions; muscle weakness (a disease called myasthenia gravis).
  • Take special precaution while taking quetiapine if you observe symptoms of neuroleptic malignant syndrome (a combination of fever, severe muscle stiffness, sweating or a lowered level of consciousness); long-lasting and painful erection (priapism); uncontrollable movements (mainly of your face or tongue), fits, suicidal thoughts, or dizziness.
  • Quetiapine is not recommended in children and adolescents below 18 years of age.
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Quticad Tablet SR related warnings
Special precautions for Quticad Tablet SR
Alcohol
CAUTION
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Pregnancy
WEIGH RISKS VS BENEFITS
Quticad 100 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
Quticad 100 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
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR is probably safe to use in patients with kidney disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions about Quticad Tablet SR

Frequently asked questions about Quetiapine

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 Quticad same as Seroquel?
Yes, Seroquel is the trade name for the active ingredient Quticad
Q. Is Quticad dangerous?
Quticad is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Quticad a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine?
No, Quticad is not a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine; it belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent
Q. Is Quticad a sedative?
Quticad is not a sedative drug; however, sedation is a known side effect of this drug
Q. Is Quticad addictive?
No, Quticad is not an addictive drug
Q. Is Quticad a mono amine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Quticad belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent.

Severely interacts with other drugs like

Taking Quticad with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Quticad with Posaconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Posaconazole: Noxafil
Quticad with Terbinafine
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Terbinafine: Terbicutis, Terminator, Anibret, Tzorg, Tinazen, Fluty TF, Terbit, Tinafine
Quticad with Voriconazole
LIFE-THREATENING
Medicines with composition Voriconazole: Voristil, Vhope, Vorifit, Vorzu
Quticad with Sodium Bicarbonate
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Sodium Bicarbonate: Sodamax, Sobinix, Sobimed, Soda Bicarb Glycerin
Quticad with Diazepam
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Diazepam: Dizapam, Zeopse, Karpam, Osopose, Peptica, Placidox, Anxol, D P M, Juniz Rds, Starlium, Repam
Quticad with Paroxetine
SERIOUS
Quticad with Spiramycin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Spiramycin: Spiramycin, Macromycin, Spiratox
Quticad with Primidone
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Primidone: Mysoline
Quticad with Oxyphenonium
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Oxyphenonium: Antrenyl
Quticad with Fosphenytoin
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Fosphenytoin: Fosphen, Fosentin
Quticad with Chlordiazepoxide
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Chlordiazepoxide: Equblam, Zepox, Raipox, Equiliser, Anxibrium, Poxid, Peaceoxide, Anxon H, Equilibrium, Cloxide, Librel, Anxizide, Librate
Quticad with Nalbuphine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Nalbuphine: Nalfy, Nacphin
Quticad with Trimebutine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Trimebutine: Trimspa
Quticad with Dapoxetine
SERIOUS
Medicines with composition Dapoxetine: Actinex, DA Sutra, Stay Tal, Dapoxy, Dapnex, Duraject, Appynite, Dejac

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