quetiapine - oral, Seroquel
GENERIC NAME: QUETIAPINE - ORAL (kweh-TIE-ah-peen)
BRAND NAME(S): Seroquel
WARNING: Older adults with dementia may have a slightly increased risk of death when taking this medication. Most deaths have been due to heart problems (such as heart attack, heart failure) or serious infections (such as pneumonia). This medication is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related behavior problems. Talk with the doctor about the risks and benefits of treatment with this medication.
USES: This medication is used to treat certain mental/mood conditions (including bipolar disorder, schizophrenia). Quetiapine is known as an anti-psychotic drug (atypical type). It works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain.This medication can decrease hallucinations and improve your concentration. It helps you to think more clearly and positively about yourself, feel less nervous, and take a more active part in everyday life. Quetiapine can help prevent severe mood swings or decrease how often mood swings occur.OTHER This section contains uses of this drug that are not listed in the approved professional labeling for the drug but that may be prescribed by your health care professional. Use this drug for a condition that is listed in this section only if it has been so prescribed by your health care professional.Quetiapine may also be used in combination with other medication to treat depression. If you are using quetiapine in combination with other medication to treat depression, carefully read the drug information for the other medication.
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