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
Headache, Dystonia, Sleepiness, Parkinsonism, Akathisia, Dizziness, Decreased haemoglobin level in blood, Weight gain, Increased triglyceride level in blood
Available Medicine for Quetiapine
- ₹50 to ₹243Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd10 variant(s)
- ₹42 to ₹275Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd10 variant(s)
- ₹35 to ₹255Ipca Laboratories Ltd9 variant(s)
- ₹33 to ₹160La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd5 variant(s)
- ₹37 to ₹264Torrent Pharmaceuticals Ltd8 variant(s)
- ₹36 to ₹235Alkem Laboratories Ltd6 variant(s)
- ₹34 to ₹173Abbott6 variant(s)
- ₹36 to ₹143Arinna Lifescience Pvt Ltd7 variant(s)
- ₹49 to ₹167Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd6 variant(s)
- ₹31 to ₹155La Pharmaceuticals7 variant(s)
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.
Frequently asked questions for Quetiapine
Q. Can I take Seroquel for sleep/ anxiety?
No, Seroquel is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, mania, depression associated with bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder
Q. Can I take Seroquel forever?
No, you should take Seroquel as prescribed your doctor
Q. Is Quetiapine same as Seroquel?
Yes, Seroquel is the trade name for the active ingredient Quetiapine
Q. Is Quetiapine dangerous?
Quetiapine is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor
Q. Is Quetiapine a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine?
No, Quetiapine is not a narcotic/ Benzo/ Benzodiazepine; it belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent
Q. Is Quetiapine a sedative?
Quetiapine is not a sedative drug; however, sedation is a known side effect of this drug
Q. Is Quetiapine addictive?
No, Quetiapine is not an addictive drug
Q. Is Quetiapine a mono amine oxidase inhibitor (MAO-I)?
No, Quetiapine belongs to a group of medications called antipsychotic agent.