Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s

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Drug Strength: 200 mg
Drug Form : Tablet
Pack Size : 10s
Does this requires a prescription ?Yes

Evokalm tablet contains Quetiapine | belongs to Dibenzothiazepine

SKU: pu_pg_8075_11278 Categories: , ,

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    How it works

    It works by binding to the receptors and inhibits release of the chemical substances that cause psychotic symptoms.

    Side effects

    Major & minor side effects for Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s

    • Dizziness severe
    • Chills severe
    • Confusion severe
    • Blurred vision severe
    • Loss of balance control severe
    • Difficulty or painful urination severe
    • Dry skin severe
    • Irregular menstrual periods severe
    • Loss of appetite severe
    • Weight gain severe
    • Constipation
    • Headache
    • Acid or sour stomach
    • Decreased appetite
    • Sneezing

    Uses of Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s

    What is it prescribed for?

    • Schizophrenia

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Delusions, hallucinations, reduced speaking are some of the symptoms of schizophrenia.

    • Bipolar disorder

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Unusual shifts in the mood like hyperactivity and tiredness are some of the symptoms of bipolar disorder

    • Depression

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s is used in the treatment of depression. Feeling sad, irritable and devoid of energy are some the symptoms of depression.

    Concerns

    Frequently asked questions

    • Onset of action

      The peak effect of this medicine is observed in 1.5 hours for an immediate release tablet and 6 hours for an extended release tablet.

    • Duration of Effect

      The effect of this medicine lasts for a duration of 18 hours for an immediate release tablet and 21 hours for an extended release tablet.

    • Safe with Alchohol?

      Consumption of alcohol with this medicine is not recommended as it can result in dizziness and difficulty in concentration. Avoid activities that need mental alertness like driving or operating machinery.

    • Is it habit forming?

      No habit forming tendency has been reported

    • Usage in pregnancy?

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

    • Usage while breast-feeding?

      This medicine is known to be excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness and delayed developmental milestones is necessary.

    When not to use?

    • Allergy

      Avoid taking this medicine if you have a known allergy to [post_title or other antipsychotics.

    Warnings

    Warnings for special population
    • Pregnancy

      This medicine is not recommended for pregnant women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available.

    • Breast-feeding

      This medicine is known to be excreted through human breast milk. It is not recommended for breastfeeding women. Use only if clearly needed when no safer alternative is available. Monitoring of undesired effects like drowsiness and delayed developmental milestones is necessary.

    General Warnings
    • Suicidal thoughts

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s may increase the risk of suicidal thoughts. It should be used with caution and limited in patients with depression or suicidal tendencies.

    • Diabetes and Dyslipidemia

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s may increase the blood glucose levels and lipids levels in the body. Assess these parameters before initiation of the treatment and regular monitoring of these parameters is necessary.

    • Blood cells count

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s may reduce the blood cell count, especially WBC (neutrophils). Any symptoms of fever, weakness during the treatment should be reported to the doctor. Regular monitoring of blood cells count is necessary.

    • Tardive dyskinesia

      Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s may cause involuntary movements of tongue, lips, and face. Inform the doctor if you have these symptoms. Gradual dose reduction or discontinuation of the medicine should be considered.

    • Pediatric use

      The safety and efficacy of Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s is not established in the children less than 10 years of age.

    • Discontinuation syndrome

      Do not stop taking this medicine suddenly as it may cause withdrawal symptoms like nausea, headache, diarrhea, dizziness, and irritability. Gradual dose reduction should be made under the doctor's supervision.

    Dosage

    • Missed Dose

      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.

    • Overdose

      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.

    Interactions

    Interaction with Medicines
    • Ketoconazole severe
    • Metformin moderate
    • Tramadol severe
    • Antihypertensives moderate
    Disease interactions
    • severe

      This medicine is not recommended in the patients with dementia-related psychosis as it increases the risk of heart diseases like heart failure and infectious diseases like pneumonia. An alternate medicine should be considered based on the clinical condition.

    General Instructions

    Take Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s with or without food. Do not take in larger amounts than advised. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesirable effects. Do not stop taking the medicine without consulting your doctor as it may cause withdrawal symptoms.

    Other details

    • Food timings: Information not available
    • Administration
    • Sleep inducing: Information not available

    References

    Additional Information>

    How to use Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s

    UNLICENSED USE
    Children: Schizophrenia: 12-18 yr, initially 25 mg twice daily adjusted in steps of 25-50 mg according to response, max 750 mg daily.
    Treatment of mania in bipolar disorder: 12-18 yr, 25 mg twice daily on day 1, then 50 mg twice daily on day 2, then 100 mg twice daily on day 3, then 150 mg twice daily on day 4, then 200 mg twice daily on day 5; thereafter dose adjusted according to response in steps no greater than 100 mg daily, usual dose 400-600 mg daily in 2 divided doses.

    what are the adverse effects of Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s?

    Somnolence, dizziness, constipation, postural hypotension, dry mouth, liver enzyme abnormalities. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia; withdraw if occur.

    What happens if I miss a dose of Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s?

    Adults: Schizophrenia: Initially 50 mg daily on 1st day, 100 mg daily on 2nd day, 200 mg daily on 3rd day, 400 mg daily on 4th day. All in two divided doses with or without food. Then titrate according to response, usually 300-450 mg daily. Max 750 mg daily. Elderly: Initially 25 mg once daily increasing gradually in increments of 25-50 mg according to response.
    Bipolar Disorder: Acute Manic Episodes: Monotherapy or Adjunct Therapy with Lithium or Divalproex: Initial: 100 mg/day given two doses on Day 1. Titrate: Increase to 400 mg/day given in two doses on Day 4 in increments of up to 100 mg/day given in two doses. Adjust doses up to 800 mg/day by Day 6 in increments of not greater than 200 mg/day. Max: 800 mg/day.
    Children: Not recommended.

    One of the following licensed pharmacy from the nearest location will deliver Evokalm tablet 200 mg 10’s. The details of the licensed pharmacy shall be shared once you request the drugs and the respective pharmacy accepts your request based on valid prescription and availability.

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