Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is an antipsychotic medication approved for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It comes in tablet form and is available by prescription only. Seroquel tablets are available in six different strengths, including:
- Seroquel 25 mg
- Seroquel 50 mg
- Seroquel 100 mg
- Seroquel 200 mg
- Seroquel 300 mg
- Seroquel 400 mg.
Although it is not entirely known how Seroquel works for treating schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, it is known that it 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.
While most people tolerate Seroquel well, side effects are possible. Some of the most common side effects that have been reported with this drug include drowsiness, agitation, dry mouth, and headaches.
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