Seroquel XR 400 mg
|Generic For||Seroquel XR|
|Generic Name||Quetiapine Fumarate|
|Manufacturer||Astra Zeneca, Turkey|
Seroquel XR - 400 mg (Quetiapine Fumarate)
Seroquel XR is an effective treatment for Schizophrenia, which is a severe mental disorder characterized by unusual behaviours, false perception, bizarre beliefs, and hallucinations. It is also helpful in relieving the symptoms associated with mania and bipolar depression. The medicine has an active pharmaceutical ingredient called Quetiapine Fumarate, which controls the chemical balance in the brain and relieves an individual from the above-mentioned conditions. Quetiapine Fumarate is a member of a class known as antipsychotics. These types of medications are successful in decreasing the signs of depression, acute mania, and psychoses.
Seroquel XR general information
What is Seroquel XR used for?
Seroquel XR is indicated for:
- Treatment of schizophrenia
- Treatment of manic episodes of bipolar disorder
- Treatment of depression
- Treatment of major depressive disorder in combination with antidepressants.
How does Seroquel XR work?
Seroquel’s active ingredient is Quetiapine Fumarate, which exerts its mechanism of action by affecting the actions of neurotransmitters (certain chemical components) in the brain.
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What does Seroquel XR contain?
The medicine contains Quetiapine Fumarate as the active component, which is one of the most effective antipsychotic treatments for conditions like schizophrenia, mania, and acute depression.
What are the side effects of Seroquel XR?
A patient using Seroquel XR may experience side effects, and they are more likely to develop during a long term treatment. Some of them are as follows:
- Feeling sleepy or drowsy
- Changes in the results in of blood tests
- Dry mouth
- Increased weight
- Blurred vision
- Uncontrollable movements
- Feeling or being sick
- Increased appetite
- Shortness of breath
- Swollen feet or ankles
- Abnormal dreams
What medications interact with Seroquel XR?
Some medicines can interfere with the working of Quetiapine Fumarate and such drugs are given below:
- Arsenic trioxide
- Macrolide anti-infectives such as clarithromycin, erythromycin
How should Seroquel XR be used?
The medicine may be given without regards to food. These are modified release tablets, hence are not meant to be crushed or chewed. Swallow it with a full glass of water. Do not give Quetiapine fumarate to elderly patients as they are at high risk of death. Your physician can prescribe the correct dose after analyzing your health condition. He/she will recommend a dose that suits your condition.
When should Seroquel XR not be used?
- Do not take this medicine if you develop hypersensitivity towards any of the ingredients of the formulation.
- Its use is contraindicated in patients with bradycardia and hypokalemia.
- Avoid taking it if you have a risk of serious arrhythmias.
- Do not give Seroquel tablets to patients with Hypomagnesemia.
- Lactating mothers are not allowed to take these modified release tablets.
A patient must think twice before taking this medicine in the following situations:
- History of seizures
- Alzheimer's dementia
- Cardiovascular disease
- Hepatic impairment
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Diabetes mellitus
- History of suicide attempts
How long Seroquel XR should be used?
The treatment is a long term unless you develop a serious side effect. So, continue taking the modified release tablets for as long as your physician recommends. Stopping the treatment may cause unwanted problems. In case you find a problem in continuing the treatment, tell your physician, he/she will advise you according to your condition. Your physician may reduce your dose gradually if he/she finds any serious issue.
Missed dose of Seroquel XR
Take the missed dose of Seroquel XR-400 mg as soon as you remember. Leave the missed dose, if it is almost time for your next dose. Do not take an extra dose to make up the missed one. Take your medicine at the same time daily as this will help you to remember to take it on a regular basis. If you find a problem in remembering your doses, ask your physician for some tips.
How should Seroquel XR be stored?
Do not place the package it in the bathroom or near a sink. Keep it out of the reach of children and away from pets. Avoid exposure to light, moisture, and heat.