Quetiapine. 200 mg. 60 tablets ACCORD

Quetiapine. 200 mg. 60 tablets ACCORD
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Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets contain a substance called quetiapine. It belongs to a group of medicines called "antipsychotic". Accord Quetiapine prolonged release tablets can be used for treatment of several diseases.

Quetiapine. 200 mg. 60 tablets ACCORD

 
 
WHAT ACCORD quetiapine prolonged release tablets AND WHAT IT IS USED
Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets contain a substance called quetiapine. It belongs to a group of medicines called "antipsychotic". Accord Quetiapine prolonged release tablets can be used for treatment of several diseases, such as:
Schizophrenia: when you hear or feel things that I believe in things that are not true or are unusually suspicious, anxious, confused, feeling guilty, stressed or depressed;
Mania: when you feel excited, elated, excited, enthusiastic or hyperactive, or have poor judgment, including being aggressive and destructive;
Bipolar depression and major depressive episodes in the context of major depressive disorder may feel sad or feel depressed, guilty, to feel that you lack energy, no appetite, and / or you can not sleep.
When Accord Quetiapine prolonged release tablets is taken for treatment of major depressive episodes in the context of major depressive disorder, it has to be taken in addition to any other drug that is used for treatment of this disease.

Even after you feel better, your doctor may continue to give you Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets.

2. BEFORE YOU TAKE ACCORD quetiapine prolonged release tablets
Do not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets:
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to quetiapine or any of the other ingredients of Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets (see Section 6: Further information);
If you take any of the following medicines:
Some drugs for the treatment of AIDS;
Azoles (for the treatment of fungal infections);
Erythromycin or clarithromycin (to treat infection);
Nefazodone (for treating depression).
If any of these apply to you, do not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets. If you are unsure, before taking Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Take special care with Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets:
Before taking your medicine, tell your doctor if:
You or someone in your family has or had heart problems such as arrhythmias, or if you are taking medicines that affect the heart rhythm. Have low blood pressure;
If you had a stroke, especially if you are elderly;
If you have liver problems;
If you have ever had a seizure (convulsions);
If you know you have a history of low white blood cells (which may or may not have been caused by other drugs);
If you have diabetes or are at risk of getting diabetes. In this case, during the Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets Your doctor may monitor your blood sugar;
If you or someone else in your family has a history of blood clots, as medicines like these have been associated with formation of blood clots;
If you are an elderly patient with dementia (impaired brain function). If you are such a patient should not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged release tablets, because the class of medicines to which it belongs Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets in elderly patients with dementia may increase the risk of stroke, and in some cases - death.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have:
Fever, severe muscle stiffness, increased sweating or depressed consciousness (disorder called "neuroleptic malignant syndrome"). May need immediate treatment;
Involuntary rhythmic movements mainly of the face or tongue;
Dizziness and severe drowsiness. In the elderly it may increase the risk of traumatic accidents (falls).
These conditions may be caused by taking drugs of this type.
Thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression
If you feel depressed, sometimes you may think to hurt or kill yourself. These thoughts can be intensified at the start of treatment with antidepressants, since these medicines take time to develop its action - usually about two weeks but sometimes longer. These thoughts can become more frequent if you stop taking your medication suddenly. The likelihood of such thoughts may be greater if you are a young person. Information from clinical trials indicates that there is an increased risk of suicidal ideation and / or suicidal behavior in young adults under 25 with depression.
If you come upon thoughts of harming or killing yourself, contact your doctor or go to hospital. You may find it helpful to tell a relative or close friend that you feel depressed and ask them to read this leaflet. You might ask them to tell you if he thinks your depression worsens or if you are worried about changes in your behavior.
In patients taking quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets, an increased body weight. To you and your doctor should check your weight regularly.

Taking other medicines:
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, because they can influence the use of this medicine. These may be drugs obtained without a prescription and herbal medicines.

Do not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets if you are taking any of the following:
Some drugs for the treatment of AIDS;
Azoles (for the treatment of fungal infections);
Erythromycin or clarithromycin (to treat infection);
Nefazodone (for treating depression).
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of these medicines:
Medicines for epilepsy (such as phenytoin or carbamazepine);
Medicines for high blood pressure;
Barbiturates (for insomnia);
Thioridazine (another antipsychotic medication);
Drugs that affect the heart, such as drugs that could cause the development of electrolyte disturbances (decreases in potassium or magnesium), such as diuretics ("water pills") or certain antibiotics (medicines to treat infections).
Please, talk to your doctor before you stop taking any of your medicines.

Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets with food and drink
Some foods can affect the way Accord Quetiapine prolonged release tablets and therefore you should take your tablets at least 1 hour before meals or at bedtime;
Be careful how much alcohol taking. The reason for this is that a combination of the effects of quetiapine Accord prolonged release tablets and alcohol can make you sleepy;
Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets. It can affect the action of the drug.
Pregnancy and lactation
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant or breast-feeding, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets.
During pregnancy you should not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets unless you have discussed this with your doctor.
The following symptoms may occur in newborn babies whose mothers used Quetiapine in the last three months of pregnancy: tremors, muscle stiffness and / or weakness, drowsiness, agitation, breathing problems, and difficulty in feeding. If your baby develops any of these symptoms, you should contact your doctor.
If you are breastfeeding, you should not take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets.

Driving and using machines
Your tablets may make you sleepy. Do not drive or use any tools or machines until you know for sure how the tablets affect you.

Important information about some of the ingredients of Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets
Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets contain lactose which is a type of sugar. If your doctor said that you have an intolerance to some sugars, talk to him before you start taking this medicine.

Effect of the drug on urine screenings
When using certain methods for testing, even if you do not take methadone TTSA and if you have a screening urine taking quetiapine can cause positive results for methadone or certain medicines for depression called tricyclic antidepressants (TTSA). If this happens, you need to be made more specific test.

3. HOW TO ACCORD quetiapine prolonged release tablets
Always take Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets exactly as your doctor tells you. If you are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Your doctor will determine your starting dose.
Maintenance dose for you (your daily dose) depend on the condition and needs, but it is usually between 150 mg and 800 mg.
Will take the tablets once daily.
Swallow the tablets whole with a glass of water.
Do not crush, chew or crush the tablets.
Take the tablets on an empty stomach (at least one hour before meals or at bedtime - Your doctor will tell you when).
Do not drink grapefruit juice while taking Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets. It can affect the action of the drug.
Even if you feel better, do not stop taking your tablets unless your doctor tells you to stop.
Accord Quetiapine prolonged release tablets are available in three different concentrations, and each concentration is a different color.
Although the dose may stay the same, can be supplied in tablets of different strengths. For example, a tablet of 400 mg (white) or two tablets of 200 mg (yellow).
So do not be surprised if the color of your tablets changed from time to time.
Liver problems
If you have liver problems, your doctor may change your dose.
Elderly
If you are elderly, your doctor may reduce your dose.
Children and adolescents under 18 years
Accord quetiapine prolonged release tablets should not be used by children and adolescents under the age of 18 years.

If you take more dose Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets
If you take more than prescribed by your doctor, buy Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets, you may experience drowsiness, dizziness, palpitations. Immediately contact your doctor or go to the nearest hospital. Wear Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets with you.

If you forget to take a dose of Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.

If you stop taking Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets
If you suddenly stop taking Quetiapine Accord prolonged-release tablets may not be able to sleep (have insomnia), have nausea, headache, diarrhea, vomit, have you dizzy or irritable. Your doctor may suggest you to reduce your dose gradually before stopping treatment.

If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.

4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist.
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10):
Dizziness (may lead to falls), headache, dry mouth;
Drowsiness (with time if you continue Accord quetiapine prolonged-release tablets, this can be resolved) (may lead to falls);
Withdrawal symptoms (symptoms that develop when you stop taking quetiapine), including insomnia, nausea, headache, diarrhea, vomiting, dizziness and irritability. Recommended phasing for a period of at least one to two weeks;
Weight gain.
Common (affects less than 1 user in 10):
Fast heartbeat;
Nasal congestion;
Constipation, "upset stomach" (indigestion);
Fatigue, nausea (may lead to falls);
Swelling of the hands or feet;
Drop in blood pressure on standing. As a result, you may feel dizzy or faint (may lead to falls);
High blood sugar;
Blurred vision;
Abnormal muscle movements. These include difficulty initiating movements, tremors, restlessness or painless muscle stiffness;
Abnormal dreams and nightmares;
Hunger, increased appetite;
Irritability;
Speech disorders and speech;
Thoughts of suicide and worsening of your depression.
Uncommon (affects less than 1 in 100 users):
Seizures or convulsions;
Allergic reactions, which may include raised "lumps" (hives), swelling of the skin and swelling around the mouth;
Uncomfortable feeling in the legs (also called "restless leg syndrome");
Difficulty in swallowing;
Involuntary rhythmic movements mainly of the face or tongue;
Sexual dysfunction;
Change in heart rhythm (called "QT prolongation" which is seen on ECG, electrical activity of the heart);
Exacerbation of existing diabetes;
Reduced number and quality of red blood cells (anemia).
Rare (affects less than 1 in 1000 users):
Fever (fever), prolonged sore throat or ulcers in the mouth, rapid breathing, sweating, muscle stiffness, feeling sleepy or tired;
Yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice);
Prolonged or painful erection (priapism)
Breast swelling and sudden release of milk (galactorrhea)
Disturbance menstruation;
Inflammation of the liver (hepatitis);
Inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis);
Reduced body temperature (hypothermia);
Walking sleep, sleep talking and eating sleep;
Blood clots in the veins especially in the legs (symptoms include swelling, pain and redness in the leg), which can break off and travel through blood vessels to reach the lungs, causing chest pain and shortness of breath;
Combination of medical disorders that, if occur together, increasing your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and diabetes (metabolic syndrome).
Very rare (affects less than 1 in 10,000 users):
Severe rash, skin blisters, red spots on the skin;
Severe allergic reaction (called "anaphylactic"), which may cause difficulty in breathing or shock;
Rapid swelling of the skin, usually around the eyes, lips and throat (angioedema);
Inappropriate secretion of a hormone which controls the amount of urine;
Tearing of muscle fibers and muscle pain (rhabdomyolysis).
Not known (can not be estimated from available data):
Toxic epidermal necrolysis (syndrome Lyle, which is expressed with blistering and peeling of the skin) and erythema multiforme (blisters or lesions).
Drugs in the class to which it belongs Accord Quetiapine prolonged-release tablets, can cause heart rhythm disturbances that are severe and, in severe cases - fatal.

Some side effects are only found in a blood test. These include changes in the levels of certain lipids (triglycerides and cholesterol) and blood glucose reduction in the number of certain types of blood cells, reducing the level of sodium in the blood and the changes in the amount of thyroid hormone in the blood, creatine phosphokinase increased in blood (solid muscle) and increase in the size of the hormone prolactin in the blood. The increase of the hormone prolactin, in rare cases, it can result in the following: raising the level of the hormone prolactin in the blood. In rare cases, the increase in the level of the hormone prolactin, can cause:
Breast swelling of men and women and unexpected separation of milk;
For women - absence of menstruation or irregular periods.
So from time to time, your doctor may want you to have blood tests.

Children and adolescents:
In children and adolescents can develop the same side effects that develop in adults.
The following side effects have only been observed in children and adolescents:
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10):
Increase in blood pressure.
The following adverse reactions occurred more frequently in children and adolescents than in adults:
Very common (affects more than 1 user in 10):
Increasing the level of the hormone prolactin in the blood. In rare cases it can cause:
In boys and girls - breast swelling and sudden release of milk;
In girls - absence of menstruation or irregular periods;
Increased appetite;
Abnormal muscle movements.
 
 
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