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Published: 12/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
QUETIAPINE Tablets 25mg "SANWA"
 Active ingredient:
Quetiapine fumarate
 Dosage form:
light yellowish red tablets, φapprox. 6.1mm, thickness approx. 3.3mm
 Print on wrapping:
クエチアピン25mg「三和」, クエチアピン, DSR25, 25mg, 25, QUETIAPINE 25 "SANWA"

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on various receptors(dopamine, serotonin) in the brain, and improves the symptoms of strong anxiety and/or a tense feeling and decreased motivation.
It is usually used for the treatment of schizophrenia.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines.
    If you are a patient with diabetes mellitus or have a history of these disease.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, for adults, start with 1 tablet (25mg of quetiapine) at a time, twice or 3 times a day, and the dose may be gradually increased depending on the condition up to 6 to 24 tablets (150 to 600mg of quetiapine) per day taken in 2 or 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms; however, it should not be exceeded 30 tablets (750mg of quetiapine) per day. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. You should never take two doses at one time.
  • If you accidentally take more than your prescribed dose, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
  • Do not stop taking this medicine unless your doctor instructs you to do so.

Precautions while taking this medicine

  • You may have drowsiness, decreased attention/decreased concentration/diminished reflex movement; do not drive a car or operate dangerous machinery while taking this medicine.
  • You may experience weight gain. Pay attention to your diet or exercise therapy and try not to become obese.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol with this medicine. It may enhance the effect of the medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include insomnia, somnolence, fatigue, anxiety and irritability. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • dry mouth, polyposia/excessive urination, frequent urination [hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • flop sweat, feeling of hungly, hands/feet tremor [hypoglycemia]
  • muscle stiffness, difficulty in swallowing, sweating [neuroleptic malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain in limbs, rigidity, generalized fatigability [rhabdomyolysis]
  • muscle spasmodically contracting [convulsion]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

  • Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from direct sunlight, heat and moisture.
  • Do not store the remainder and consult your pharmacy or medical institution how to discard it.

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For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.