What Is Seroquel?
Many people may wonder, "What is Seroquel?" Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is a prescription medicine licensed for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. It belongs to a class of drugs called atypical antipsychotics, which appear to work by blocking or lessening the effects of certain chemicals in the brain.
In previous clinical studies of Seroquel for the treatment of schizophrenia, people taking the drug experienced improvement in their schizophrenia symptoms (including hallucinations and suspiciousness) when compared to those not taking the drug.
Previous clinical studies have also shown the drug to be effective in the treatment of bipolar disorder. In these studies, Seroquel was effective for treating episodes of mania or depression and also helped prevent symptoms of bipolar disorder from returning. For bipolar depression episodes, Seroquel reduced suicidal thinking and improved the overall quality of life. For bipolar mania episodes, it helped to decrease the manic symptoms.
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