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Seroquel XR

Generically: quetiapine Quetiapine Kwe-TYE-apeen
The brand names are: Seroquel, Seroquel XR
Drug class: atypical antipsychotics

What is Seroquel XR?

Seroquel XR helps treat schizophrenia in children and adults who are at least 13 years old.Seroquel XR is used as a stand-alone medication or together with divalproex or lithium to treat manic episodes among adults suffering from bipolar disorder.Seroquel XR can also be utilized to treat depression in adults suffering from bipolar disorder.

Seroquel XR can also be used by itself for treating manic attacks in children under the age of 10 with bipolar disorder.

Seroquel XR extended release is utilized together with antidepressants in order to manage major depression disorder in adults.Seroquel XR can also be used to treat conditions not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Seroquel XR

Contact a medical professional immediately. Get medical attention immediately if you show symptoms that indicate an allergy, including hives, trouble breathing, or swelling of your lips, face, and tongue.

Long-term use or high doses of quetiapine may cause a severe movement disorder that cannot be reversed. The longer you are using Seroquel XR, the more likely you will be to suffer from this disorder, especially in the case of women or elderly adults.

Contact your physician immediately. If you notice any recent or sudden changes in your mood or behavior, This could include the onset of new or more severe symptoms of depression or anxiety, panic attacks, trouble sleeping, or if you experience a sense of impulsivity, anger, frustration, or aggression. Inactive and talkative, or thoughts of taking your own life or hurting yourself.

Seroquel XR could cause serious adverse effects. Contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Muscles that are not controlled in your facial muscles (chewing or smacking your lips, frowning, tongue movements, blinking, or eye movements);
  • Breast tenderness and swelling breast tenderness and swelling, nipple discharge impermanence, and menstrual irregularities;
  • Difficulty swallowing; constipation;
  • Urination that is painful or difficult
  • High blood pressure high blood pressure, rapid or irregular heart rate
  • A lightheaded sensation, an intense numbness, weakness, or lightheadedness, or an intense headache
  • Blurred vision blurred vision, eye pain, or redness eye pain or redness; seeing halos around lights;
  • An epileptic seizure, sensations that are unusually hot or extremely cold;
  • Indications of symptoms or signs of infection Symptoms of infection include fever, chills, a sore throat, body aches, abnormal tiredness, loss of appetite, bleeding, or bruising.
  • Extreme nervous system reaction: very rigid (rigid) muscles and high fever; sweating or trembling; rapid or irregular heartbeats; tremors; or the sensation that you may faint;
  • Hypothyroidism: tiredness and moodiness, dry skin, hair loss, reduced sweating, as well as the appearance of puffiness on your face, and feeling more sensitive to cold temperatures.
  • High blood sugar—increased thirst, more frequent urine production, dry mouth or breath that smells of fruit
  • Low white blood cell count—fever, skin sores, mouth sores, as well as a sore throat and cough

Common negative side effects of seroquelxr can include:

  • Speech problems;
  • Dizziness, drowsiness, tiredness;
  • Feeling like you might pass out;
  • Inability to focus;
  • Fast heartbeats;
  • An increase in appetite and weight gain
  • Upset stomach, vomiting, constipation;
  • Stomach pain, nausea;
  • Abnormal tests for liver function Sore throat, liver function tests;
  • Dry mouth, stuffy nose, dry mouth;
  • Trouble getting around.

This list may not contain all possible side effects; other adverse reactions could occur. Please consult a healthcare provider if any adverse reactions develop; also report them immediately to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Psychological or physical illness may make individuals consider suicide. Young adults taking Seroquel XR might notice an increase in suicidal thoughts after starting medication; always notify your physician as soon as sudden changes appear in your mood, behavior, or thoughts related to suicide.

Seroquel XR could raise the chance of dying for older adults suffering from mental health issues that are related to the disease of dementia.

Prior to use this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Seroquel XR if you are sensitive to it.

People suffering from mental illness or depression may contemplate suicide. Young people might experience an increased risk of suicide when they first take a medication to treat depression. Be vigilant for any changes in your mood or symptoms. Your caregivers or family members must also be aware of unexpected changes in your behavior.

Speak to your doctor if you have had or have ever been diagnosed with:

  • A nervous system reaction that is associated with the use of antipsychotic medications;
  • Cardiovascular disease, stroke, and stroke
  • Long QT syndrome (in either you or a relative);
  • An electrolyte imbalance (such as a low blood level of magnesium or potassium);
  • Blood pressure, blood pressure, high blood pressure,
  • Low white blood cell (WBC) count;
  • Unusual thyroid test results or elevated prolactin levels;
  • An enlarged prostate constipation, urination, or constipation issues;
  • A seizure;
  • Glaucoma or cataracts
  • Diabetic (in either you or an immediate relative);
  • Excessive cholesterol or triglycerides;
  • The liver condition.

Seroquel XR could boost the likelihood of death in people who are older and have mental health issues associated with dementia.

The use of antipsychotic medications within the last 3 months of pregnancy can cause serious health problems for the infant. As soon as you become pregnant, inform your physician immediately and do not alter or stop taking medications without consulting him/her first.It might be difficult to become pregnant when you are taking Seroquel XR.

If you're expecting, then your name might be included on an OB-gyn registry to monitor how quetiapine affects you, the infant.Consult your doctor to determine whether it is safe to breastfeed while taking this medication.

How to take Seroquel XR?

Follow the directions on your prescription label, and go through all medication guides or instructions sheets. Make sure you use the medication precisely as directed.It is possible to take seroquelxr with or without food, but you should take it exactly the same way every time.

Suck the tablet completely, and make sure you don't crush, chew, or break it.Your blood might require checking regularly, and you might require additional medical tests.Your blood pressure could need to be monitored regularly.

Don't stop taking Seroquel XR suddenly; your condition could worsen or you could experience uncomfortable symptoms (such as insomnia, nausea, vomiting, and sleep). Consult your physician before taking a break from the medication.

This medication could cause false results during a drug screening urine test. Inform the lab staff that you take Seroquel XR.Keep it at room temperature, free from excess heat or moisture.

What happens if I miss the dose?

As soon as possible, take your medication. However, take the extra step of taking an extra dose if nearing its time to be taken - don't take two at the same time.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Don't drink alcohol. Risky side effects can occur.Do not get up too quickly from a lying or sitting position, as you could be dizzy. Avoid driving or engaging in hazardous activities until you are aware of the effects of Seroquel XR on your Drowsiness or dizziness can lead to accidents, falls, or even serious injuries.

Beware of becoming dehydrated or overheated when exercising, during hot weather, or simply by insufficient fluid intake. Take plenty of fluids when you're taking Seroquel XR.

Interaction with other drugs

It is sometimes not safe to take certain medicines simultaneously. Certain medications can alter your blood levels from other medications that you are taking, which can cause more side effects or make the medication less effective.

Seroquel XR can trigger a serious heart issue. Your risk of developing heart problems could be higher if you take other drugs to treat asthma, infections, heart issues, high blood pressure, mental illness, depression, malaria, cancer, or HIV.

Discuss with your doctor any other medications you take, including:

  • The medication for asthma bronchodilators;
  • The cold and allergy medicine for colds or allergies (Benadryl and others);
  • Medication to treat the symptoms of an overactive bladder;
  • Medication used to cure the symptoms of Parkinson's disease medicine to treat Parkinson's disease
  • Medication to treat stomach issues, motion sickness, or IBS.

This is not a complete list, and other drugs could influence Seroquel XR. This includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal supplements. The interactions of all drugs are included here.



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