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Seroquel

Generic Name: Quetiapine Fumarate (kwe-TYE-a-peen)

Drug Class: Antipsychotic, dibenzothiazeprine derivatives

Contents

Drug Uses

This medicine is used to treat psychotic disorders. Your doctor may use this medicine to treat other conditions as well.

General Information

This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your health care provider.

How it Works

This medicine effects certain chemicals in the brain called "neurotransmitters". These neurotransmitters are known to affect behavior and mood.

How to Take It

Take this medicine exactly as directed by your healthcare provider. AVOID EATING grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking this medicine.

Possible Side Effects

Warnings/Precautions

Overdose

Drug Interactions

Missed Dose

Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.

Storage

Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature, 20-25 degrees (68-77 F) and away from excess heat and moisture (not in the bathroom). Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.

Pregnancy/Nursing

Notify your doctor if you think you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant while taking this medicine. Do NOT take this medicine if your are breastfeeding. Talk to your doctor or pediatrician for more information.

More Information

For more information, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or health care provider.

Copyright © 2004 PharmClips, Inc. All rights reserved. Information expires March 1, 2005. Published March 1, 2004.

This information is not intended to cover all possible uses, directions, precautions, drug interactions, or adverse effects. This is general information and should not in any event be construed as specific instructions for individual patients. The publisher does not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information or the consequences arising from the application, use, or misuse of any of the information contained herein, including any injury and/or damage to any person or property as a matter of product liability, negligence, or otherwise. No warranty, expressed or implied, is made in regard to the contents of this material. The reader is advised to check with their health care provider before making any changes in their drug regimen.
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