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Medication type:

Second generation antipsychotic medicine

Other names:
  • Seroquel® "SERR-oh-kwell"
  • Zaluron "Zaluron"
  • Tenprolide "Tenprolide"
  • Atrolak "Atrolak"
  • Biquelle "Biquelle"
  • Brancico "Brancico"
  • Ebesque "Ebesque"
  • Mintreleq "Mintreleq"
  • Psyquet "Psyquet"
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Treating bipolar, depression and anxiety
If I could go back in time to before I started taking meds, I would tell myself to persevere as things will get better, even if it doesn’t feel that way.

What can it be used for?

  • 18 & Over
    If you are 18 or over, the doctor can prescribe quetiapine for you as a Licensed medicine for schizophrenia. It can also be prescribed to you as a Licensed medicine to treat bipolar disorder: to treat manic or depressive episodes and also to prevent further episodes from happening. Quetiapine is also sometimes prescribed off label for other conditions including anxiety, insomnia, dementia, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Under 18
    If you are under 18, there is less research about its use and effectiveness in young people. Even so, specialists might prescribe it ‘off label’ if it is the best medicine for you

Ways to take and what's in it?

  • Tablets

    25mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, and 300mg strengths

  • Tablets

    Prolonged release tablets - 50mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg, and 400mg strengths

Quetiapine is a second generation antipsychotic medicine.

You can take quetiapine as ordinary tablets or tablets with a prolonged action. Tablets with a prolonged action are sometimes also called slow-release, modified release, long acting, or extended release. All prolonged release quetiapine tablets are called “XL” which shows they have a longer action (e.g. Seroquel XL). Prolonged release tablets should always be swallowed whole without breaking or chewing them.

Quetiapine has been used for a number of conditions.

Issues like alcohol, driving, concentration, sports, weight, sex life and fertility.