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When to Take Seroquel

Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is a prescription medicine licensed for treating schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults.
 
Your healthcare provider will determine an appropriate Seroquel dosage for your situation based on the condition being treated, the severity of your condition, other medical conditions you may have, and other drugs you are currently taking. Your healthcare provider will also give you specific instructions on when to take Seroquel.
 
The usual starting Seroquel dose for treating schizophrenia is 25 mg, taken twice a day. The dosage for bipolar disorder varies, depending on the particular type of bipolar disorder. The usual recommended starting dose for bipolar depression is 50 mg, taken once daily at bedtime. For bipolar mania, the usual starting dose is 50 mg, taken twice a day.
 
If you are only taking the medication once a day, it is usually best to take it at bedtime. You should try to take Seroquel at the same time(s) each day to maintain even drug levels in your blood.
 
(Click Seroquel Dosage for more information on when to take Seroquel and for more detailed dosing guidelines.)
 
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