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Brand name: Seroquel

Seroquel is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient quetiapine. It is available only with a doctor’s prescription.

Seroquel belongs to a group of medicines called antipsychotics. Seroquel is used to treat mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Seroquel helps to control these illnesses by correcting chemical imbalances in the brain. However, Seroquel does not cure these illnesses.

People who have schizophrenia experience disturbances in thinking, feelings and behaviour. People who have bipolar disorder have mood swings involving both depression and mania, where they feel hyperactive, elated or irritable.

Seroquel is swallowed whole with a full glass of water.

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Active ingredient in this medicine: quetiapine

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Seroquel 300 mg film-coated tablet, 60

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

Seroquel 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 doase and administration). Treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder as monotherapy or incombination with lithium or sodium valproate. Childeren/adolescents aged 10 to 17 years - Monotherapy treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder. Schizophrenia - Adults and adolescents aged 13 to 17 years -Treatment of schizophrenia

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance White, capsule-shaped film-coated tablets embossed with "Q" on one side and "300" on the other side

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Dosage Form Tablet, film coated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
100 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
20 tablets (starter pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
60 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions No information available
Life time 3 Years
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on 1 April 2018

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