Side Effects of Qutan are 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.
Qutan 25 Tablet 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 Qutan 25 Tablet a sleeping pill?
Qutan 25 Tablet can make you feel sleepy, but it is not used as a sleeping pill. Qutan 25 Tablet 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 Qutan 25 Tablet take to work?
You may start seeing an improvement within a week of starting Qutan 25 Tablet but full benefits may take about 4-6 weeks to appear.
Q. Is Qutan 25 Tablet good for anxiety?
Qutan 25 Tablet 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 Qutan 25 Tablet?
Qutan 25 Tablet can cause drowsiness. So, do not drive, operate machinery or do anything dangerous until you know how Qutan 25 Tablet affects you. Do not drink alcohol while taking Qutan 25 Tablet as it may worsen the drowsiness. Avoid getting dehydrated or over-exposure to heat.
Q. Can I stop taking Qutan 25 Tablet if I am better now?
No, you should not stop taking Qutan 25 Tablet 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 Qutan 25 Tablet cause weight gain?
Yes, weight gain is a common side effect of Qutan 25 Tablet. 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 Qutan 25 Tablet be taken?
Take Qutan 25 Tablet 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 Qutan 25 Tablet as it may affect the working of this medicine.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 20th Feb 2020. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.