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Brand name: Quetiapine (Accord) TM

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
  • Shelf lifetime is 48 Months.

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

Visual appearance

White to off white, capsule shaped, biconvex, film-coated tablet, with '300' debossed on one side and plain on other side.

Food interactions

For the active ingredient quetiapine

  • Avoid alcohol.
  • Take without regard to meals.

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.

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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

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