Generic Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat schizophrenia. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression). Generic Seroquel offers highly effective treatment of numerous diseases, and if one of the top prescribed medications by doctors!
Generic Seroquel may also be marketed as: Quetiapine, Seroquel XR,
*Seroquel® is a registered trademark of AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals.
Generic Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. It is used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old. Generic Seroquel is also used together with antidepressant medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults. Seroquel may also be used for other purposes not listed.
Take Generic Seroquel exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label.
Your doctor may occasionally change your Seroquel dose to make sure you get the best results.
Take this medicine with a full glass of water. You may take Generic Seroquel with or without food. Do not crush, chew, or break an extended-release tablet. Swallow the pill whole. Breaking the pill may cause too much of the drug to be released at one time.
To be sure Generic Seroquel is not causing harmful effects, your blood cells, blood pressure, and vision may need to be tested often. Visit your doctor regularly.
Generic Seroquel may cause you to have high blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Talk to your doctor if you have any signs of hyperglycemia such as increased thirst or urination, excessive hunger, or weakness. If you are diabetic, check your blood sugar levels on a regular basis while you are taking Seroquel.
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction to Generic Seroquel: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Call your doctor at once if you have any new or worsening symptoms while taking Generic Seroquel, such as:
Stop using Generic Seroquel and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
Less serious Generic Seroquel side effects may include:
Generic Seroquel is not for use in psychotic conditions related to dementia. Generic Seroquel may cause heart failure, sudden death, or pneumonia in older adults with dementia-related conditions.
If you have any of these other conditions, you may need a dose adjustment or special tests to safely take Generic Seroquel:
You may have thoughts about suicide when you first start taking an antidepressant such as Generic Seroquel, especially if you are younger than 24 years old.
Tell your doctor if you have worsening symptoms of depression or suicidal thoughts during the first several weeks of treatment, or whenever your dose is changed.
Your family or other caregivers should also be alert to changes in your mood or symptoms. Your doctor will need to check you at regular visits for at least the first 12 weeks of treatment.
FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether Generic Seroquel will harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while using Seroquel. It is not known whether quetiapine passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. You should not breast-feed while you are taking this medication. Do not give Seroquel to a child without a doctor's advice. Extended-release quetiapine (Seroquel XR) is for use only in adults and should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.
Before using Generic Seroquel, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety).
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
Store Generic Seroquel at 77 degrees F (25 degrees C). Brief storage at temperatures between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C) is permitted. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Generic Seroquel out of the reach of children and away from pets.