Seroquel (Quetiapine fumarate): Uses, Dosage & Side Effects

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Seroquel is an antipsychotic drug. It works by the changing the actions of chemicals in the brain. The symptoms such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression) are can be treated by using this medication. It is not known that usage of this drug in children of age about13yrs if it is effective or not, or children of age 10yrs with suffering from bipolar disorder.

It is also used as an anti-depressant to treat major depressive disorders.

Information about Seroquel:

It can be used as the exactly how the doctor has prescribed, directions written on the prescription label should be followed by the patient. It is not to be used in small or large doses and also no longer than prescribed. Immediately stop the medication if you saw these symptoms in the patient like tremors, fast heartbeat, blurred vision, eye pain, weakness, nausea, and vomiting.

Some people have thoughts when taking medicine for major depressive disorders. Stay alert to change in mood or symptoms. It is not to be used if you are allergic to the Seroquel.

Dosage pattern of Seroquel:

Adult dose:

Schizophrenia:

 Immediate release tablets:

It is about 25mg and this dose may increase up to 25-50mg, two or three times a day, by the fourth day a dosage range is about 300-400mg daily.

Extended release tablets:

Initial dose: 300mg to be taken orally once daily without or light food.

Maintenance dose: it is about 400-800mg to be taken orally once daily based on response and tolerance

Maximum dose: it is about 800mg per day

Bipolar disorder:

Immediate release tablets:

Initial dose: it is about 50mg to be taken twice a day, it may be increased up to 200mg orally twice daily

Extended release tablets:

Bipolar depression: starting dose is 50mg and increased up to 300mg per day

Bipolar mania:  it is about 300mg on day1, 600mg in the second day, after this 400-800mg per day

 Seroquel Side effects:

Severity: major

  • Confusion
  • Cold sweats
  • Dizziness
  • Sleeping problem
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty with speaking
  • Anxiety
  • Difficulty concentration
  • Memory problems
  • Problems with urination
  • Mask-like face
  • loss of balance control
  • restlessness
  • muscle stiffness
  • the stiffness of the limbs
  • headache
  • Blurred vision (loss of sharpness of eyesight)
  • Dizziness (being lightheaded and unbalanced)
  • The eyeball movement is loosed
  • Nervousness
  • blinking and pain in the eyes
  • high fever
  • fast heartbeat
  • convulsions (sudden, irregular movement of the body)
  • high B.P or low B.P
  • urination control capacity is loosed
  • sweating increased
  • Lips can be smacked in eager or anticipation

Severity: minor

  • Acid or sour stomach
  • anxiety
  • belching
  • blurred vision
  • difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)
  • dry mouth
  • fear

Less common:

  • injuries
  • swelling of the face, arms, hands, lower legs, or feet
  • body pains
  • congestion
  • coughing

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