Though not a cure, the prescription drug Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) can help manage the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. This medication comes in tablet form and is typically taken one to three times a day. Drowsiness, headaches, and dry mouth are some of the most commonly reported side effects.
Although most people tolerate it well, Seroquel is not suitable for everyone. Conditions you should let your healthcare provider know about before taking this medicine include diabetes, epilepsy, and heart disease. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you have any allergies or are pregnant or breastfeeding.
(To learn more about this medicine, click Seroquel. This article gives a complete overview of this product, with details on how it performed in clinical trials, other safety issues to discuss with your healthcare provider, generic availability, and more.)