Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)
What is Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) used for?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) is an oral antipsychotic medication prescribed for the treatment of schizophrenia. It works by rebalancing the levels of chemicals in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with this condition including auditory hallucinations, confused thoughts, or paranoid thinking. This action may also make it useful for treating manic episodes of bipolar disorder or the treatment of major depressive disorder. Your physician may also prescribe this medication for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the safest and most effective results from treatment. Most patients are prescribed a regimen of two to three daily doses of one tablet, but your particular directions will be based on your age, weight, current health, the condition being treated, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a full glass of water and may be taken with or without food, although a meal is recommended before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not change the form of the tablets by crushing or splitting them as this may destroy their contents or alter their effects. Ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have regarding the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
The use of Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) may cause some side effects including:
Stop using the medicine and contact your physician as soon as possible if any serious or worrying symptoms occur such as faintness, fever, flu symptoms, blurry vision, muscle twitches, stiff muscle movements, confusion, or swelling or discharge from the chest area. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or immediate medical attention in serious or life threatening cases to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, who are elderly and have dementia, or who are under the age of eighteen. Also inform your physician if you have a history of suicidal thoughts, Parkinson's disease, diabetes, a history of blood clots, cerebrovascular disease, heart failure, angina, seizures, hypotension, dehydration, or reduced liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.