Seroquel (Quetiapine) is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults and children. This medication is also used together with antidepressant medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine. Quetiapine works by blocking serotonin and dopamine receptors in the brain. Seroquel XR should only be used in adults and it should not be given to anyone under 18 years old.
The brand Seroquel comes from Turkey and is manufactured by AstraZeneca. The generic comes from the Canada (by Teva or Actavis), UK (by Accord) and India (by Sun Pharma or Intas). Seroquel is available in the strengths of 25mg, 50mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg and 400mg tablets. The generic Quetiapine is also called Seoquin or Qutipin come from India. Seroquel is available in the strengths of 50mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg, and 400mg.
Seroquel Side Effects
Side effects include:
• Blurred vision;
• Chills, cold sweats;
• Cough, chest pain;
• Fever, muscle aches or sore throat;
• Loss of balance;
• Shortness of breath;
• Uncontrolled chewing movements;
• Unusual facial expressions, etc.
You should not take Seroquel if you are allergic to Quetiaphine Fumarate or any of the ingredients in Seroquel. Do not take Seroquel in larger amounts or for longer than recommended by your doctor. This medication may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions. Before you start taking the medication, inform your doctor if you have liver or kidney disease, heart disease, high or low pressure, high cholesterol, etc. Do not take Quetiapine if you are breast-feeding as it can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby.
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The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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