Active ingredients: quetiapine
What it is used for
SEROQUEL XR is indicated for: Bipolar disorder - 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 I disorder as monotherapy or incombination with lithium or sodium valproate. Efficacy of SEROQUEL XR in the treatment of bipolar disorder indications was established in part, on the basis of extrapolation from the established effectiveness of SEROQUEL. Schizophrenia - Treatment of schizophrenia, prevention of relapse and maintenance of clinical improvement during continuation therapy. Major depressive disorder (MDD)- Treatment of recurrent major depressive disorder in patients who are intolerant of, or who have an inadequate response to alternative therapies. Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD). Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder.
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 30 degrees Celsius
- Lifetime is 3 Years.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
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.
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Seroquel XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au
Seroquel XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines
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Concerns about quetiapine | Issue 3 | Volume 38 | Australian Prescriber
Quetiapine is subsidised by the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. An extended-release formulation is also approved...
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