Qutan SR 100 Tablet may taken with or without food. However, it is advise to take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this in the dose and duration as advise by your doctor and if you have miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. It is important that this medication is not stop suddenly without talking to your doctor as it may worsen your symptoms. However, discontinue this medicine immediately if you experience Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), characterized by fever, muscle rigidity, and altere consciousness or seizures.
Some common side effects of this medicine include decreased hemoglobin levels in the blood, increased triglycerides level in blood, decreased cholesterol level in blood, headache, extrapyramidal symptoms, dry mouth, and withdrawal symptoms. Initially, this medicine may cause a sudden drop in blood pressure when you change positions, so it is better to rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. This medicine may increase your weight but, modifying your lifestyle by having a healthy diet and exercising regularly can reduce this side effect.
You should be cautious while using this medicine as it may increase the risk of developing diabetes, so it is better to monitor glucose regularly. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts while taking this medicine.
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