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Published: 2/2019

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 100mg "FFP"
 Active ingredient:
Quetiapine fumarate
 Dosage form:
light yellow tablet, diameter: 8.6 mm, thickness: 4.0 mm
 Print on wrapping:
(Face)クエチアピン 100 mg「FFP」, 100 mg「FFP」, クエチアピン
(Back)Quetiapine 100 mg「FFP」, クエチアピン, 100 mg

Effects of this medicine

This medicine acts on various receptors (dopamine, serotonin, etc.) in the brain to improve symptoms such as strong sense of anxiety/tension and decreased motivation.
It is usually used to treat 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 have or have a history of diabetes mellitus.
  • 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 25 mg of quetiapine at a time, twice or 3 times a day, and the dosage may be gradually increased depending on the patient's condition up to 150 to 600 mg a day in 2 or 3 divided doses. The dosage may be adjusted according to the age or symptoms. However, the maximum daily dose is 750 mg. This preparation contains 100 mg of quetiapine in a tablet. Strictly follow the instructions.
  • If you miss a dose, take the missed dose as soon as possible. However, 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

  • This medicine may cause drowsiness or decreased attention/concentration/reflex movement. Do not work at heights or operate dangerous machinery such as driving a car.
  • This medicine may cause increased body weight. Pay attention to your diet and exercise and be careful not to gain too much weight.
  • Avoid alcohol as much as possible, since it may intensify the therapeutic effects of this medicine.

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include insomnia, somnolence, malaise and anxiety. 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, excessive fluid intake, frequent urination [hyperglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, diabetic coma]
  • lassitude, malaise, cold sweat [hypoglycemia]
  • sudden fever, muscle stiffness, fast pulse [malignant syndrome]
  • muscle pain of limbs, lassitude, reddish brown urine [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.
  • Discard the remainder. Do not store them. Ask your pharmacy or medical institution on how to discard the remainder.

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.