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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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
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