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.
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
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.
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.
Quticad 100 mg Tablet SR may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
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.
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.