KVENTIAX. 200 mg. 30 tablets
KVENTIAX. 200 mg. 30 tablets
What is Kventiax and what it is used?
Kventiax belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. It is used to treat schizophrenia. It also applies to the treatment of manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Schizophrenia is a mental disease associated with impaired thinking, emotions and behavior. The symptoms of schizophrenia include hallucinations (eg hearing unexplained voices), strange and frightening thoughts, change your behavior, feelings of loneliness and confusion.
Maniynite episodes associated with bipolar disorder is manifested by symptoms such as elevated mood or arousal. People with this disease have less need for sleep, more talkative, and are of jumping over thought or ideas. It is also unusually irritable.
2. Before taking Kventiax
Do not take Kventiax
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to quetiapine or to any of the excipients of Kventiaks.
if you are taking medicines to treat HIV (so-called protease inhibitors).
if you are taking medicines for fungal infections of azole-type such as ketoconazole or itraconazole.
if you are taking antibiotics erythromycin or clarithromycin.
if you are taking nefazodone for depression.
Take special care with Kventiax
3. Before starting treatment with Kventiax, tell your doctor if:
taking any other medicines (see? Using other medicines?)
suffer from low blood pressure;
have heart disease or ailments of the blood vessels;
have had a stroke;
you or someone in your family has a history of blood clots, as medicines in this group are associated with formation of blood clots;
have liver problems;
have had low white blood cell count in the past;
if you have ever had seizures (fits);
if you suffer from diabetes.
If you need to go into hospital, let the medical staff that you accept Kventiax.
In the event of symptoms of dyskinesia (sudden uncontrolled or abnormal movement), neuroleptic malignant syndrome (fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and decreased consciousness) in hypokalaemia or hypomagnesemia, your doctor should be notified immediately.
4. Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
5. Kventiax Do not take if you are already taking any of the following medicines:
- Certain medicines against AIDS (protease inhibitors, etc.), certain medicines for fungal infections (eg ketoconazole), certain antibiotics (erythromycin or clarithromycin) or antidepressants nafazodon (see "Do not take Kventiaks').
6. Should tell your doctor if you
phenytoin or carbamazepine in the treatment of epilepsy
some tablets that enhance water excretion (thiazide diuretics) because they can reduce potassium levels in the blood and thus increase the risk of heart rhythm disorders.
The effectiveness of some drugs can change or they affect the effectiveness of Kventiaks if administered simultaneously. Tell your doctor if you are taking these medicines:
Other drugs that affect the central nervous system;
psychotropic drugs, antidepressant medicinal products;
You should consult with your doctor if you should stop taking any of your medicines.
Taking Kventiaks with food and drink
Do not take Kventiax together with grapefruit juice. You must be careful how much alcohol you drink. The combined effect of Kventiaks and alcohol can make you sleepy.
Pregnancy and lactation
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before taking any medicine. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding. Kventiax not take while breastfeeding.
Driving and using machines
Your tablets may make you feel sleepy. This may disappear when you continue to take them. For this reason, you should not drive or operate machinery until you know how the tablets affect you.
Important information about some of the ingredients of Kventiaks
Kventiaks contains lactose. If your doctor tells you that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to him before you start using this medicine.
7. How to take Kventiax
Always take Kventiaks exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure how to take it again ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Swallow the tablet with a glass of water. Typically, the tablets were taken twice daily.
The exact dose will be decided by your doctor and will depend on the type of disease you have. The usual starting dose is:
treatment of schizophrenia: 50 mg (two tablets of 25 mg) for the first day, 100 mg on the second day, 200 mg on the third day and 300 mg on day;
treatment of the manic phase of bipolar disorder: 100 mg on the first day, 200 mg on the second day, 300 mg on the third day and 400 mg on day four.
Then, your doctor will tell you how many tablets Kventiaks need to take each day. The dose can vary from 150 mg to 800 mg daily depending on the individual treatment and your needs. Consult your doctor if you are unsure. Kventiaks tablets are available in packs of different quantities of the drug. Therefore, do not be surprised if the color of your tablets changed from time to time.
If you are elderly or have liver problems, your doctor will decide how to reduce your dose.
Do not stop taking your tablets even if you feel better, unless your doctor tells you.
7.1. If you take more than you should Kventiax
If you take more than the usual dose, consult your doctor or the nearest hospital as soon as possible. In case of overdose you may experience drowsiness, sedation, rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and hypotension.
7.2. If you forget to take Kventiax
Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed dose. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. Do not take the next dose at the scheduled time. Continue on the normal schedule
7.3. If you stop taking Kventiax
When you discontinue treatment Kventiaks, your doctor will advise you to reduce the dose gradually. Contact your doctor if you experience severe withdrawal symptoms after discontinuation of treatment. Acute withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting and insomnia have been reported very rarely following discontinuation of high doses of antipsychotic drugs. May also occur resumption of psychotic symptoms, there are reported cases of sudden and uncontrollable movement disorders (such as akathisia, dystonia and dyskinesia). If you have any additional questions about using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist.
8. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, Kventiaks can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Side effects that are very common (may occur in more than 10 100 patients):
dizziness, drowsiness (that can pass as you continue to take the tablets), headache.
Side effects that are common (may occur in-1 to 10 in every 100 patients):
dry mouth, constipation, indigestion, reduce the number of white blood cells, rapid heartbeat, feeling faint, swelling of arms or legs, weight gain, nasal congestion, lowering of blood pressure in the upright position (especially at the beginning treatment Kventiaks. This may make you feel dizzy or faint. In this case, sit or lie down until you feel better again), seizures, increase in some liver enzymes (ALT and AST).
Side effects that are not common (may occur in less than 1 in every 100 patients):
allergic reactions, which may include bloating and swelling of the skin, seizures (severe), increase in the number of eosinophils (white blood cells) in the blood, increased levels of blood cholesterol, triglycerides and some liver enzymes (gamma-GT4).
Adverse reactions are rare (may occur in less than 1 in 1000 patients):
syndrome with the following symptoms: fever, extreme drowsiness, muscle stiffness, a significant increase in blood pressure or heart rate, and reduced consciousness; priapism (prolonged and painful erection), jaundice. Reactions of the heart rate, irregular heart beat, and changes in ECG, cardiac arrest. Blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (symptoms are swelling, pain and redness in the leg), which may travel through blood vessels to the lungs causing chest pain and difficulty breathing. If you notice any of these symptoms seek immediate medical attention
Side effects that are very rare (may occur in less than 1 in 10,000 patients):
high blood sugar or worsening of existing diabetes, hepatitis syndrome, Stevens-Johnson (serious allergic reaction affecting the skin and mucous membranes), reducing the number of neutrophils (a type of white blood cell), uncontrollable movements of the face or your tongue ( tardive dyskinesia), recurrent attacks of transient swelling of the skin or mucous membranes.
Tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist if you think you have any of these problems or any other problems with tablets Kventiaks
If any of these reactions occur, stop taking Kventiaks and contact your doctor or nearest emergency department for fever, faster breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness and decreased consciousness.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
9. Storage Kventiaks
Keep out of reach of children. This medicinal product does not require any special storage conditions.
Kventiaks not use after the expiry date which is printed on the packaging. Expiry date refers to the last day of the month.
Medicines should not be disposed of in domestic or public waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer need. These measures will help to protect the environment.
10. Detailed Information
What does Kventiax
The active substance is quetiapine (quetiapine). Each tablet contains 25 mg, 100 mg, 150 mg, 200 mg or 300 mg of quetiapine (as fumarate kvetiapinov).
The other ingredients are lactose monohydrate, calcium hydrogen phosphate, microcrystalline cellulose (E460), povidone, sodium starch glycolate (Type A), magnesium stearate in the tablet core and hypromellose, titanium dioxide (E171), macrogol 4000, iron oxide yellow (E172) (only in tablets of 25 mg and 100 mg) and iron oxide red (E172) (only in tablets of 25 mg) in the film coat.
Kventiax looks like and contents of pack
25 mg tablets are round, pale red film-coated tablets with rounded corners.
100 mg tablets are round, yellow-brown film coated tablets.
150 mg tablets are round, white, film-coated tablets with rounded corners
200 mg tablets are round, white, film-coated tablets.
300 mg tablets are capsule-shaped, white, film-coated tablets.