Active ingredients: quetiapine
What it is used for
Bipolar disorder, Adults Maintenance treatment of bipolar I 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 I 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 I disorder, Schizophrenia (adults and adolescents aged 13 to 17 years), Treatment of schizophrenia
How to take it
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
- The way to take this medicine: Oral
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Store in a Dry Place
- Lifetime is 48 Months.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
White to off-white, round, biconvex, film-coated tablet, plain on both sides.
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4: Prescription Only Medicine.
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine may be subsidised which may make it cheaper. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
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
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