Seroquel Drug Information
Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is a prescription medicine often used for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It comes in tablet form and is typically taken one to three times daily.
Seroquel belongs to a class of drugs called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotics. It is not entirely known how it works for schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, but 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.
In order to help ensure the safe use of Seroquel, drug information should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before treatment begins. Talk to your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have diabetes, cataracts, heart problems, or Alzheimer's disease (or other forms of dementia). You should also tell him or her about all other medications you are taking, to help reduce the risk of drug interactions.
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