How Should Seroquel Be Stored?Seroquel should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. The tablets should be stored in an airtight container.
Keep this medication and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you do not take your Seroquel as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
StrengthsSeroquel tablets are available in the following strengths:
- Seroquel 25 mg
- Seroquel 50 mg
- Seroquel 100 mg
- Seroquel 200 mg
- Seroquel 300 mg
- Seroquel 400 mg.
Alternatives to SeroquelSeveral alternatives to this drug are available for the treatment of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Other atypical antipsychotic medications for treating these conditions include:
- Aripiprazole (Abilify®)
- Clozapine (Clozaril®, FazaClo®)
- Olanzapine (Zyprexa®)
- Paliperidone (Invega™)
- Risperidone (Risperdal®)
- Ziprasidone (Geodon®).
Older, "typical" antipsychotics are also approved to treat schizophrenia. Haloperidol (Haldol®) and thioridazine (Mellaril®) are examples of typical antipsychotics.
Mood stabilizer bipolar medications (which are alternatives to Seroquel for treating bipolar disorder) can include:
- Carbamazepine (Carbatrol®, Epitol®, Equetro™, Tegretol®, Tegretol XR®)
- Divalproex sodium (Depakote®, Depakote ER®)
- Lamotrigine (Lamictal®)
- Lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®)
- Oxcarbazepine (Trileptal®)
- Topiramate (Topamax®)
- Valproic acid (Depakene®).
Not all of the medications listed above are approved to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, they are commonly used "off-label" for the treatment of these conditions.
(Click Seroquel Alternatives for more information, including non-medication alternatives to Seroquel.)