Medications and Drugs
Brand Names: Seroquel, Seroquel XR
Generic Name: quetiapine (Pronunciation: kwe TYE a peen)
What is quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)?
Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
Quetiapine is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old.
Quetiapine is also used together with antidepressant medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults.
Extended-release quetiapine (Seroquel XR) is for use only in adults and should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.
Quetiapine may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.
Quetiapine 100 mg-APO
round, yellow, imprinted with APO, QUE 100
Quetiapine 200 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, QUE 200
Quetiapine 25 mg-APO
round, pink, imprinted with APO, QUE 25
Quetiapine 300 mg-APO
capsule, white, imprinted with APO, QUE 300
Quetiapine 400 mg-APO
capsule, yellow, imprinted with APO, QUE 400
Quetiapine 50 mg-APO
round, white, imprinted with APO, QUE 50
Seroquel 100 mg
round, yellow, imprinted with SEROQUEL 100
Seroquel 200 mg
round, white, imprinted with SEROQUEL 200
Seroquel 25 mg
round, peach, imprinted with SEROQUEL 25
Seroquel 300 mg
oblong, white, imprinted with SEROQUEL, 300
Seroquel 400 mg
oblong, yellow, imprinted with SEROQUEL, 400
Seroquel 50 mg
round, white, imprinted with SEROQUEL 50
What are the possible side effects of quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Stop using quetiapine and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious side effects may include:
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What is the most important information I should know about quetiapine (Seroquel, Seroquel XR)?
Never take quetiapine in larger amounts, or for longer than recommended by your doctor. High doses or long-term use of quetiapine can cause a serious movement disorder that may not be reversible. Symptoms of this disorder include tremors or other uncontrollable muscle movements.
Quetiapine is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Quetiapine may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
Stop using quetiapine and call your doctor at once if you have the following symptoms: very stiff (rigid) muscles, high fever, sweating, confusion, fast or uneven heartbeats, tremors, uncontrolled muscle movements, feeling light-headed, blurred vision, eye pain, increased thirst and urination, excessive hunger, fruity breath odor, weakness, nausea and vomiting.
Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you feel impulsive, irritable, agitated, hostile, aggressive, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), more depressed, or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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