What Does Seroquel Treat?
Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) belongs to a group of drugs called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. Many people may wonder, "What does Seroquel treat?"
Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (both bipolar depression and manic episodes). It is used for improving symptoms of these mental illnesses and preventing relapses (worsening of the conditions).
On occasion, healthcare providers may also recommend Seroquel for treating something other than the conditions mentioned above. This is called an "off-label" use. Examples of off-label Seroquel uses include the treatment of:
- Behavior problems in elderly people with dementia
- Other behavior problems
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(Click Seroquel Uses for more information on what Seroquel is used to treat, to learn about how the drug works, and to find out if it is approved for use in children.)