What Is Seroquel Used For?
Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is an atypical antipsychotic medicine that is available by prescription only. Many people may wonder, "What is Seroquel used for?"
Seroquel is commonly used for treating schizophrenia. It can help improve the symptoms of schizophrenia and prevent schizophrenia relapses (worsening of schizophrenia); however, the medication is not a cure for the mental illness.
This medication is also approved for the treatment of bipolar disorder. Seroquel is licensed to treat both bipolar depression and manic episodes. It is also approved to be used along with lithium (Eskalith®, Lithobid®) or divalproex (Depakote®, Depakote® ER) for "maintenance" treatment of bipolar disorder (ongoing treatment to help reduce or prevent symptoms or relapses).
(Click Seroquel Uses for more information on what Seroquel is used for, to learn how this medication works for both conditions, and to find out if it is approved for use in children.)