Active ingredients: quetiapine
What it is used for
QUALEZ is indicated for: Bipolar disorder -Adults- Maintenance treatment of bipolar 1 disorder, as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or sodium valproate, for the prevention of relapse/recurrence of manic, depressive or mixed episodes. Treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder (see Dosage and Administration). Treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or sodium valproate. Children/adolescents aged 10 to 17 years - Monotherapy treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar 1 disorder. Schizophrenia - Adults and adolescents aged 13 to 17 years -Treatment of schizophrenia.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
round, biconvex, white, film-coated tablets, 11mm in diameter. "Q" and the strength are impressed on one side and the tablet is plain on the other.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
This medicine contains the active ingredients:
If you are over 65 years of age, there may be specific risks and recommendations for use of this medicine. Please discuss your individual circumstances with your pharmacist, doctor or health professional. For more information read our page on medication safety for older people.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient quetiapine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems