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How Does Seroquel Work?

Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is a prescription medicine commonly used for treating bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in adults. Many people may wonder, "How does Seroquel work?"
Seroquel belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how it works in the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, it is known that the medication blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain. These chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
It is important to know that this medication is not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms of these mental illnesses.
(Click Seroquel for more information on how Seroquel works, to learn about the effects of this medication, and to find out what side effects may occur with this drug.)
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