Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)
What is Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) used for?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) is an antipsychotic medication commonly used to treat patients with schizophrenia. It operates by rebalancing the levels of chemicals in the brain to restore normal levels and reduce symptoms associated with this condition. These may include disorganized thinking, auditory hallucinations, and confusion. Your doctor may also prescribe its use for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) is normally administered two to three times daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual directions will be determined by your doctor based on your age, weight, current health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed along with a large cup of water and may be taken with or without food, although a snack or meal is suggested before use if you get an upset stomach. Do not crush or split the tablets before taking them as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your doctor or pharmacist any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate)?
The use of Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance are severe headaches, faintness, fever, flu symptoms, eye pain, blurry vision, stiff muscle movements, muscle tremors, or swelling or discharge from the breast area. Contact your doctor as soon as any worrying or intense symptoms occur to make sure the necessary changes are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) should not be used by patients who are breastfeeding, lactose intolerant, under the age of eighteen, or who are elderly patients suffering from dementia. Also inform your doctor if you have cerebrovascular disease, heart disease, a history of suicidal thoughts, a history of seizures, Parkinson`s disease, hypotension, dehydration, low magnesium levels, low white blood cell counts, diabetes, or reduced liver function. These conditions may require special alterations to your regimen to prevent unexpected health complications from occurring.
Strictly use Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Quetapel (Quetiapine Fumarate) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.