Seroquel

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    Brand Name:Seroquel
    Generic:Quetiapine Fumarate
    Availability:Prescription
This drug was approved by the FDA in one form or another on:
1997-09-26 ,
This drug is made in one form or another by the following companies:
AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP
This drug is available in the following forms:
Tablets, Tablets Extended Release
View the actual FDA approved label for this drug at the following links:
http://www.fda.gov/cder/foi/label/2006/020639s026lbl.pdf

About Seroquel

  • Seroquel is in a class of medications called atypical antipsychotics. Antipsychotic medicines are used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia that may include hearing voices, seeing things, or sensing things that are not there, mistaken beliefs or unusual suspiciousness.
  • Seroquel may be used alone or with lithium or divalproex to treat acute manic episodes in adults who have a condition called Bipolar I disorder. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme mood swings.

Precautions for Seroquel

  • Dizziness, and sometimes fainting, caused by a drop in blood pressure may happen with Seroquel, especially when you first start taking this medicine or when the dose is increased.
  • Seroquel may impair judgment, thinking, or motor skills. You should be careful in operating machinery, including automobiles, until you know how Seroquel affects you.
  • It is important to avoid overheating and dehydration while taking Seroquel. Seroquel may make it harder to lower your body temperature.

Side Effects of Seroquel

The following are the risks and potential side effects of Seroquel therapy. However, this list is not complete.

  • Increased chance of death in elderly persons. Elderly patients treated with atypical antipsychotics, such as Seroquel, for dementia had a higher chance for death than patients who did not take the medicine. Seroquel is not approved for dementia.
  • A life-threatening nervous system problem called neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS). NMS can cause a high fever, stiff muscles, sweating, a fast or irregular heart beat, change in blood pressure, and confusion. NMS can affect your kidneys. NMS is a medical emergency. Call your healthcare professional right away if you experience these symptoms.
  • A movement problem called tardive dyskinesia (TD). Call your healthcare professional right away if you get muscle movements that cannot be stopped.
  • High blood sugar and diabetes. Patients with diabetes or who have a higher chance for diabetes should have their blood sugar checked.
  • Other serious side effects may include low blood pressure seen as dizziness, increased heart beat and possibly fainting, cataracts, seizures, low thyroid, elevated cholesterol or triglycerides, liver problems, persistent erection, increase or decrease in body temperature, and difficulty swallowing.
  • The most common side effects include headache, agitation, dry mouth, constipation, pain, vomiting, upset stomach and weight gain.

Interactions with Seroquel

Because certain other medications can interact with Seroquel, review all medications that you are taking with your health care professional, including those that you take without a prescription.

Your healthcare professional may have to adjust your dose or watch you more closely if you take the following medications:

  • blood pressure medicines
  • levodopa and medicines called dopamine agonists
  • phenytoin
  • thioridazine
  • antifungal or antibiotic medicines such as ketoconazole, itraconazole, fluconazole and erythromycin
  • lorazepam

Avoid drinking alcohol while taking Seroquel.

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Recent Forum Posts on Seroquel

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I have been telling my doctor for years that I have ADHD, yet he insisted that I probably have Bipolar Disorder. i exhibit only one symptom of Bipolar but all and then some of ADHD. He recently prescribed me Seroquel. i took them for a few days, felt like I was on LSD or some other hallucinatory drug, felt absolutely terrible, nauseated, dizzy and almost fell down the stairs when my knees gave out as if someone had knocked my legs right out from under me. I have a severe case of anxiety going on but it is the effect of domestic abuse that I just escaped from, so no wonder I am worn out. Seroquel is terrible, and I have tried for two weeks now to get my meds changed to something for ADHD, my docotr refuses, insists that Seroquel is safe to take. I am a natural health person and a homeopathic pharmacist. I have gotten better results with Vitamin B- Complex ( 6 per day divided am and pm) and 4000 mg of fishoil, also Inositol coupled with Choline and ester C.
I refuse to be turned into a Zombie by this drug which is for people with schizophrenia.....if I keep taking this crap ..yes.. i will probaly go schizophrenic. No, thanks guys, I rather not take anything pharmaceutical and try to go the herbal route. The pharmaceutical companies are agents of hell and are just trying to make billion sof dollars by kkepping us sick instead oferadicating the root cause of all diseases which are biochemical changes in the boy, unaffected by pharmaceutical drugs. i am not trying to advertise for natural supplemants but have taken them for many years and have had much ebtter results in the long run than taking this Doktor frankenstein crap.
i am refusing to take any more Seroquel and will tell my docotr that he can take it himself.....LOL.
Claudia in Atlanta


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