Quel SR 50 Tablet
Quel Sr-50 Tablet is an atypical antipsychotic drug that is used for treating certain mental conditions like schizophrenia and mania or depression that is related to bipolar disorder. The drug restores the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It improves your mood, appetite, concentration, sleep as well as your energy levels.
Hallucinations and sudden mood swings can also be decreased with the help of this medication. There are two versions of Quel Sr-50 Tablet, one is the immediate-release version, where it gets released in the blood stream immediately and the other is the extended-release version, where it releases gradually into the blood.
Belonging to the drug group atypical antipsychotics, Quel Sr-50 Tablet is used for treating symptoms related to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia or depression. This medication works by restoring the neurotransmitters’ balance in the brain. It helps to decrease hallucinations in patients who are suffering from these psychotic disorders, and also improves concentration. The medicine is also effective in preventing drastic mood swings.
Quel Sr-50 Tablet is available in tablet form and has to be taken orally. It comes in two versions, one that releases into your blood stream immediately (immediate release) and the other that gets released gradually over time in the blood stream (extended release).
Before you are prescribed Quel Sr-50 Tablet, your doctor should be informed about your past health conditions. If you have had problems related to eye cataracts, thyroid problems, low count of white blood cells, sleep apnea, enlarged prostate, diabetes, cholesterol and high blood pressure, ensure that your doctor is informed about it. The dosage depends on your age, your present medical condition and it’s severity, and how your body reacts after the first dose.
The possible side effects of Quel Sr-50 Tablet are drowsiness, constipation, tiredness, blurred vision, increase in weight and dry mouth. In the initial days after you start taking the medicine, you may also feel light-headed or dizzy. These symptoms are generally mild in nature and disappear in a few days, but you can seek medical advice if it is bothersome.
Quel Sr-50 Tablet may have some serious side effects too, for which you must stop taking the medication at once and consult your doctor immediately. They are:
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, the symptoms of which are excessive sweating, high fever, severe confusion, dark urine, stiffness of the muscles and change in blood pressure, heart beat or breathing
Tardive dyskinesia; where you can develop uncontrolled or unusual movements, especially of your lips, mouth, face, tongue, arms and legs
Tremors or seizures
Mood changes, feeling depressed, anxious or having suicidal tendencies
Yellowing of the eyes or the skin
Milky discharge from breast in women, breast enlargement in both women and men
Low white blood cell count
An allergic reaction
As Quel Sr-50 Tablet can cause dizziness and drowsiness, it is advised to avoid alcohol while you are taking this medicine, as it can worsen your condition. Ensure that you rise slowly if you are sitting or lying down to prevent falling down. Also, stay away from activities that may require your full concentration in the first few days of taking the medication.
Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Psychiatrist before using this medicine.
The primary use of this medication is as follows:
Below are some of the common side effects of this medicine:
Are there any missed dose instructions?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it’s almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed dose.
Are there any overdose instructions?
Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
This medication belongs to the class atypical antipsychotics. It works by binding to the D2 and serotonin (5HT2) receptors and inhibits the release of chemical substances thus helps in reducing the symptoms.