Seroquel XR 50 mg

Description Quetiapine Fumarate
SKU 849
Generic For Seroquel XR
Strength 50 mg
Generic Name Quetiapine Fumarate
Manufacturer Astra Zeneca, Turkey

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Seroquel XR 50 mg

 Seroquel XR 50 mg tablet is an oral drug used in various psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia, mania, and bipolar disorder. The medicine aims to restore the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain and enhances mood, sleep, levels of energy and hunger. Prevention of hallucinations and reduction in mood swings can also be done with medication. Psychotic disorders are a severe mental condition that instigates abnormal thoughts and perceptions which make them lose touch with the reality. The medicine controls the symptoms of delusions and a hallucination thereby improves the quality of life. 

 What is Seroquel XR used for?

 Seroquel XR tablet is an atypical antipsychotic drug prescribed in following therapeutic conditions such as:

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Moderate to severe manic bipolar disorder
  3. Depression due to bipolar disorder
  4. Prevention of recurrence of manic or depressed episodes in patients with bipolar disorder

 How does Seroquel XR work?

 Seroquel XR contains Quetiapine as an active moiety which improves produces an antipsychotic effect by restoring the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. It reduces hallucinations and improves concentration. The therapeutic activity of the medicine is mediated by the combination of antagonism at Dopamine 2 (D2) and 5HT2A receptors. Antagonizing 5HT2A receptor activity helps in the relieving the negative symptoms of schizophrenia and on another side, D2 receptors release positive symptoms. This, in turn, decreases the extra pyramidal side effects such as:

  1. Motor Restlessness
  2. Continuous muscle spasm
  3. Irregular jerky body movements
  4. Tremor
  5. Slowness of movements

 It also exerts some antidepressant effect with high affinity for histaminergic receptors and alpha adrenergic receptors. The medicine is widely used for the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders.

 Where to buy Seroquel XR online?

 Seroquel XR is available in 50 mg strength, as an oral tablet. Purchasing Seroquel XR at Premiumrxdrugs (PRx) online pharmacy is economical than local pharmacies. Prx Pharmacy is a renowned online pharmacy which delivers effective and best quality medicines at affordable prices at your doorstep.

 What does Seroquel XR contain?

 Seroquel XR contains Quetiapine as an active ingredient which reduces the symptoms and elevates mood, sleep, and energy levels. The general initial dose recommendation for the treatment of Schizophrenia is 50 mg twice a day and can be maximally increased up to 450 mg.  The medicine is therapeutically quite effective and has minimal undesirable effects.

 What are the side effects of Seroquel XR?

 Although, Seroquel XR is considered as a safe medicine due to its excellent safety and tolerability profile. But some side effects have been observed which can be ward off if dose can be adjusted. As always we say, it is advisable to consult your doctor if you encounter any of the following undesirable effects:

  1. Constipation
  2. Dry mouth
  3. Weight gain
  4. Blurred vision
  5. Drowsiness
  6. Dizziness
  7. Lightheadedness

What medications interact with Seroquel XR?

 Keeping your physician informed about all the health problems and respectively the medicines or supplements which you are consuming are of utmost priority. It always helps him to decide the accurate dose and precautions to be taken along with the medicines. The drugs which may interact with Invokana and are NOT to be consumed together are listed below:

  1. Carbamazepine
  2. Phenytoin
  3. Amiodarone
  4. Quinidine
  5. Ketoconazole
  6. Sotalol
  7. Lorazepam
  8. Diphenhydramine
  9. Moxifloxacin
  10. Cyclobenzaprine

 When should Seroquel XR not be used?

 Do NOT use Seroquel XR in following circumstances:

  • Hypersensitivity to Seroquel XR or any other ingredients in the tablets
  • Suffering/ suffered from liver disease, cataract or seizure like conditions
  • Suffering from diabetes or hypertension
  • Suffering from heart disorders
  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding

 How should Seroquel XR be used?

 Seroquel XR is an oral tablet, taken with a glass of water or as advised by the doctor. Generally, it is recommended twice daily but it may vary depending upon your severity of the condition. They may be taken with or without a meal. The initial dose starts from 50 mg and then can be increased maximally up to 400 mg. It should be taken in the evening within 3 to 4 hours before bedtime without food or light meal. Always consume the dose as prescribed by the doctor.

 How long should you take Seroquel XR?

 Dosage may vary and be adjusted from time to time, based on the patient’s response. Seroquel XR should be taken as advised by the doctor. The patient is advised to strictly adhere to the duration of medicine as prescribed by the doctor. Avoid self-medication. 

 How should Seroquel XR be stored?

 There are no special instructions for storage of Seroquel. Don’t consume Seroquel XR after the expiry date. Keep them away from the children.

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