Second generation antipsychotic medicine
- Seroquel® "SERR-oh-kwell"
- Zaluron "Zaluron"
- Tenprolide "Tenprolide"
- Atrolak "Atrolak"
- Biquelle "Biquelle"
- Brancico "Brancico"
- Ebesque "Ebesque"
- Mintreleq "Mintreleq"
- Psyquet "Psyquet"
What can it be used for?
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.
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?
25mg, 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, and 300mg strengths
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.