Seroquel XR | quetiapine extended release
Medication Class: Atypical antipsychotic
Approval Date: May 2007
What is Seroquel XR and how does it work
Seroquel XR is an atypical antipsychotic that theoretically works by reducing the effect of neurotransmitters (dopamine, serotonin) in the brain by blocking their receptors. It also blocks the effect of histamine. It is the extended release formulation of Seroquel.
What does Seroquel XR treat
How effective is Seroquel XR
What are interesting facts about Seroquel XR
What is the Dosage of Seroquel XR
Seroquel XR tablets are administered orally without food or with a light meal (300 calories) once daily preferably in the evening.
Schizophrenia: 400-800 mg daily
Bipolar mania: 400-800 mg daily
Bipolar depression: 300 mg daily
Bipolar disorder long-term treatment: 400-800 mgDepression: 150-300 mg daily
What are the side effects of Seroquel XR
Common: drowsiness, dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, stuffy nose, weight gain, increased liver enzymes, stomach upset, fatigue, increased appetite, nausea, vomiting, increased heart rate, low blood pressure when arising from a sitting or lying position, irritability, withdrawal symptoms (nausea, vomiting, insomnia).
Serious: increased blood glucose, diabetes, low blood pressure, fainting, neuroleptic, malignant syndrome, extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia (abnormal movement), low level of red and white blood cells, long and lasting painful erection, suicide, worsening depression, hypothyroidism, high blood pressure, seizure, severe low blood pressure, severe allergic reactions (anaphylaxis), abnormal heart beats or rhythm.
Seroquel XR drug interactions
What is the cost of Seroquel XR
Cost about $10 to $38 per tablet.
How to obtain prescription assistance for Seroquel XR
For prescription assistance for Seroquel visit Astrazeneca patient assistance program
References: Seroquel XR FDA Prescribing Information and Medication Guide
This medication summary is for information only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider.
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