Information about Quetiapine
How Quetiapine works
Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic. It works by modulating the action of certain chemical messengers in the brain that affect thoughts.
Common side effects of Quetiapine
Akathisia (inability to stay still), Decreased haemoglobin level in blood, Dizziness, Dystonia (involuntary muscle contractions), Headache, Increased triglyceride level in blood, Parkinsonism, Sleepiness, Weight gain
Available Medicine for Quetiapine
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Expert advice for Quetiapine
- You have been prescribed Quetiapine for the treatment of schizophrenia and mania.
- It is less likely to cause heart problems and movement disorders than other antipsychotics.
- It may take 4 to 6 weeks to see treatment effects. Keep taking it as prescribed.
- Use caution while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as Quetiapine can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- It may increase your weight, blood sugar and cholesterol. Eat healthy, exercise regularly and monitor your blood levels regularly.
- Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood or behavior, new or worsening depression, or suicidal thoughts or behavior.
- Do not stop taking it without talking to your doctor first as it may cause worsening of symptoms.