Healthdirect Free Australian health advice you can count on.

Medical problem? Call 1800 022 222. If you need urgent medical help, call triple zero immediately

healthdirect Australia is a free service where you can talk to a nurse or doctor who can help you know what to do.

beginning of content

Brand name: Quetiapine XR (AS) TM

Active ingredients: quetiapine

What it is used for

Bipolar disorder, 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,Efficacy of quetiapine modified release tablets in the treatment of bipolar disorder indications was established in part, on the basis of extrapolation from the established effectiveness of quetiapine immediate release tablets.,Schizophrenia Treatment of schizophrenia, prevention of relapse and maintenance of clinical improvement during continuation therapy.,Major depressive disorder Treatment of recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients who are intolerant of, or who have an inadequate response to alternative therapies.,Generalised anxiety disorder Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).

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
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

White coloured, round shaped, biconvex, film coated tablets, debossed with 'I4' on one side and plain on other.

Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.

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.

Download leaflet

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

Back to top back to top

Need more information?

These trusted information partners have more on this topic.

Top results

APO-Quetiapine XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au

APO-Quetiapine XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Tevatiapine XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au

Tevatiapine XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Quetiapine-AS XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au

Quetiapine-AS XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Quepine XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au

Quepine XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Seroquel XR Modified release tablets - myDr.com.au

Seroquel XR Modified release tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

Read more on myDr – Consumer Medicine Information website

Healthdirect 24hr 7 days a week hotline

24 hour health advice you can count on

1800 022 222

Government Accredited with over 140 information partners

We are a government-funded service, providing quality, approved health information and advice

Australian Government, health department logo ACT Government logo New South Wales government, health department logo Northen Territory Government logo Government of South Australia, health department logo Tasmanian government logo Government of Western Australia, health department logo