QUITAPEX || antipsychotics
Active ingredient :
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic. It binds to certain receptors in the brain and affects their work, including dopamine-4 receptors, histamine-1 receptors, and serotonin receptors.
Quetiapine has a lower incidence of extrapyramidal side effects than other treatments.
pharmacokinetic concentrations Of Quitapex
What are the uses of Quitapex ?
is used for many indications, including:
Acute mania associated with bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.
Depression associated with bipolar illness.
What are the contraindications to the use of Quitapex ?
Quetiapine is contraindicated in cases of hypersensitivity to it, and it is contraindicated in patients who suffer from any of the following health problems:
Hypersensitivity to any other component of the drug.
For the treatment of schizophrenia: start with a dose of 25 mg twice daily and gradually increase the dose to reach 50 mg 2-3 times during the day.
The maximum daily dose: 300-400 mg, but there are cases where it is necessary to increase the dose to 750 mg.
For bipolar treatment: start with 50 mg twice daily and gradually increase to 100-400 mg during the day.
Dosage is adjusted according to the doctor’s instructions and according to the body’s response to the treatment.
Dosage for the elderly: Start with a dose of 25 mg per day and gradually increase to 50 mg per day.
The lozenge is swallowed whole without breaking or chewing, and it can be taken with or without food.
Quetiapine can be used to treat manic episodes of bipolar 1 disorder in children 10 to 17 years of age.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Pregnancy: The use of the drug during pregnancy is contraindicated as it may harm the fetus.
Lactation: The drug is not allowed during the lactation period, as the active substance is transmitted to the fetus through breast milk and exposes it to danger.
How to use Quitapex
Quetiapine side effects depend on the dose used.
It is advised not to drink grapefruit juice while taking Quetiapine.
An eye examination should be done every 6 months while taking Quetiapine.
some side effects appear as follows:
fast heart rate;
Low blood pressure when standing.
Dizziness and asthenia.
Indigestion and nervous disorders.
Significant weight gain.
High blood sugar.
A deficiency of white blood cells in the body.
What are the drug interactions of Quitapex?
In the event of taking any of the following medicines, it is recommended to inform the doctor or pharmacist, as some cases may need to adjust the dose, not synchronize, or perform certain tests:
Medicines used in mental disorders and disorders.
Medicines used in high blood pressure.
Medicines used in heart disease.
Steroids, such as prednisolone.
Medicines are used to treat acquired immunodeficiency.
Sudden cessation of quetiapine in patients who have taken it for long periods may cause certain symptoms called withdrawal symptoms.
Therefore, it is advised not to stop taking the treatment without consulting the doctor and under his supervision.
Quitapex and sleep
Quetiapine causes dizziness and drowsiness in most people, so you should not drive or do work that requires attention while under the influence of the medicine.
How to store:
Store at a temperature not exceeding 30°C.
Keep away from heat and moisture.
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