Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)
What is Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) used for?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) is a type of antipsychotic medication that is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. This drug is also used to treat manic depressive disorder (bipolar disorder). It belongs to a class of drugs known as atypical antipsychotics, which work by altering the activity in the brain of certain naturally occurring chemicals. Some patients have occasionally used this drug to treat other mental or psychiatric disorders.
How should I use Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) tablets should be taken orally. These tablets may be taken with or without food. Adult patients are sometimes directed to take this medication 1 to 3 times per day, however the exact dosage may vary depending on the severity of the condition being treated. Therefore, it is essential that patients consult their physician before taking this medication so that the correct dosage can be prescribed. It is likely that your physician will start you out on a low dosage, and gradually increase the dosage over time. Patients should be aware that it may take weeks before the full benefits of this drug are noticed. It is important not to abruptly discontinue taking this drug, as doing so may cause withdrawal symptoms. Patients should instead consult their physician, as their dosage may need to be gradually reduced.
What are the side effects of Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
Some side effects which may occur as a result of taking Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) include:
Patients should consult their physician immediately if any of these side effects persist or worsen, or if they notice any other more serious side effects, such as any changes in mood, stiff muscles, persistent nausea or vomiting, fever, an unusually rapid heartbeat, tremors, uncontrolled bodily movements, sores on the inside of the mouth.
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.
Patients should consult their physician immediately if they have any thoughts of suicide or self harm.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have any allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.