Seroquel (Generic name: Quetiapine Fumarate) is an antipsychotic medication for the treatment of depressive episodes and acute manic episodes associated bipolar disorder. Seroquel is also used for the maintenance treatment of bipolar disorder as adjunct therapy to Lithium or Divalproex. Quetiapine Fumarate is known as an atypical antipsychotic medicine that works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural chemicals (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Take Quetiapine Seroquel exactly as it was prescribed for you.
Seroquel Side Effects:
The most common Seroquel side effects are abnormal pain, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, dyspepsia, headache, nasal congestion, somnolence, and weight gain. If you are experiencing any severe side effects such as confusion, excessive sweating, fever, irregular heartbeat, more depressed, mental/mood changes, muscle stiffness, seizures, unusual or uncontrolled movements, vision changes, and serious allergic reaction (e.g., itching, rash, swelling, trouble breathing), please inform your doctor immediately.
Do NOT take Seroquel if you are allergic to Quetiapine Fumarate or any of the ingredients in Seroquel medication. Before taking Seroquel oral, tell your doctor if you have had any medical conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, blood disorders, certain eye problems (cataracts), diabetes, dehydration, heart disease or stroke, high cholesterol or triglycerides, kidney or liver disease, seizures or epilepsy, or thyroid disorder. Tell your doctor about all the prescriptions and over-the-counter (OTC) medications you use. They may interact with Seroquel drug, especially of: anticholinergics; antidepressant; antifungal; antihistamines; anti-seizures; medicines to treat high blood pressure or a heart condition. Use Seroquel with caution especially in the elderly or children younger than 10 years old. Seroquel medicine is not for use in psychotic conditions that are related to dementia.
The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
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