Quetiapine, sold under the brand name Seroquel among others, is an abnormal antipsychotic medicine utilized for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar confusion, and significant burdensome problem.
In 1997, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted quetiapine its initial approval. Tablet and extended-release tablet forms of the drug are available from both generic and brand names.
The symptoms of schizophrenia, which is a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions, are treated with quetiapine tablets and extended-release (long-acting) tablets. In patients with bipolar disorder, quetiapine tablets and extended-release tablets are also used to treat mania (a frenzied, abnormally excited, or irritable mood) or depression (manic depressive disorder; an infection that causes episodes of sadness, episodes of lunacy, and other unusual temperaments). In addition, patients with bipolar disorder take quetiapine tablets and extended-release tablets along with other medications to prevent episodes of mania or depression. Quetiapine extended-release tablets are also used to treat depression alongside other medications. Tablets of quetiapine can be used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in children and adolescents as part of a treatment plan.
Quetiapine can be taken orally as a tablet or as an extended-release tablet. Typically, the tablets are taken once to three times daily, either with or without food. Typically, the extended-release tablets are taken once per day at night with or without food. Every day, take quetiapine at roughly the same time(s). Follow the bearings on your medicine mark cautiously, and ask your PCP or drug specialist to make sense of any part you don't have the foggiest idea. Follow all instructions when taking quetiapine. Do not take it more frequently or less frequently than your doctor has instructed.
Completely swallow the quetiapine extended-release tablets. They should not be split, chewed, or crushed.
During the first week of treatment, your doctor will probably start you on a low dose of quetiapine and gradually increase it.
In older people with dementia, its use increases the risk of death. Use in the third trimester of pregnancy may result in a movement disorder in the baby for some time after birth. Other side effects include low blood pressure when standing, seizures, a prolonged erection, high blood sugar, and tardive dyskinesia, dry mouth, sleepiness, weight gain.
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.