Seroquel is a prescription drug approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of schizophrenia. Seroquel is also known by its drug name, quetiapine. Seroquel is sometimes prescribed off-label to treat psychotic symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions in people with Parkinson’s disease.
Seroquel is an antipsychotic, a drug that is used to manage psychiatric problems such as delusions and disordered thoughts. Seroquel is believed to work by blocking dopamine in certain pathways of the brain.
How do I take it?
Seroquel is taken once or twice a day.
Seroquel is available in tablet form.
The FDA-approved label for Seroquel lists common side effects including dry mouth, dizziness, constipation, weakness, abdominal pain, low blood pressure when standing, upper respiratory tract infections, weight gain, drowsiness, increased liver enzymes, heartburn.
Rare but serious side effects listed for Seroquel can include increased risk of death in older adults with dementia, metabolic changes, low blood count, low blood pressure, and hypersensitivity reactions.
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Seroquel — RxList