Q. What does Qupin 300mg Tablet SR do to the brain?
Qupin 300mg Tablet SR 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR a sleeping pill?
Qupin 300mg Tablet SR can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill. Qupin 300mg Tablet SR 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR take to work?
You may start seeing an improvement within a week of starting Qupin 300mg Tablet SR but full benefits may take about 4-6 weeks to appear.
Q. Is Qupin 300mg Tablet SR good for anxiety?
Qupin 300mg Tablet SR 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR?
Qupin 300mg Tablet SR can cause drowsiness. So, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything dangerous until you know how Qupin 300mg Tablet SR affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Qupin 300mg Tablet SR as it may worsen the drowsiness. Avoid getting dehydrated or over-exposure to heat.
Q. Can I stop taking Qupin 300mg Tablet SR if I am better now?
No, you should not stop taking Qupin 300mg Tablet SR 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR cause weight gain?
Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Qupin 300mg Tablet SR. 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR be taken?
Take Qupin 300mg Tablet SR 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 Qupin 300mg Tablet SR as it may affect the working of this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 1st Jun 2022. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.