Generic Name - Quetiapine
Category - Antipsychotic Medication
Generic for Seroquel* is indicated to treat schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depression. Quetiapine (generic Seroquel*) can help you to keep in touch with reality, stabilize the mood, and reduce your mental problems.
Generic for Seroquel* Contraindications and Drug Interactions
Generic for Seroquel* is contraindicated in patients, who are hypersensitive to this drug, medications that belong to this class of drugs or had an allergic reaction to it in the past.
Generic for Seroquel* should not be taken by patients who have a history of the following ailment conditions.
Brain tumor or head injury
Heart, kidney, or liver disease
Previous heart attack
There are a number of medications that interact with Generic for Seroquel*. It is important to take the doctor's counsel if you are taking any of the following.
Antifungal medicines, such as fluconazole, itraconazole, ketoconazole, or voriconazole
Medicines for mental problems and psychotic disturbances
Generic for Seroquel* Dosage
The following information just highlights the general average dosage of Generic for Seroquel*,
Usual recommended dosage of Generic for Seroquel* for schizophrenia is 2 doses of 25 milligrams each on the first day of therapy. On the second and third day, doses are usually increased by 25 to 50 milligrams apiece. Frequency may be increased to 3 times daily.
Generic for Seroquel* Adverse Effects
Some of the most serious Generic for Seroquel* side Effects include dizziness or lightheadedness, fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations), difficulty swallowing, severe weakness and fainting spells.
This is not a complete list of all Side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Generic for Seroquel*.
Generic for Seroquel* and Pregnancy
Studies do not indicate whether Generic for Seroquel* will harm an unborn baby if taken during pregnancy. Do consult your and seek medical opinion.
Generic for Seroquel* and Breastfeeding
Generic for Seroquel* is not recommended for use during breast-feeding, because it may cause unwanted effects in nursing babies.
Generic for Seroquel* and Pediatric
Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult patients, and there is no specific information comparing use of Generic for Seroquel* in children with use in other age groups.
Generic for Seroquel* and Geriatric
The safety and effectiveness of Generic for Seroquel* in geriatric patients have not been established.
The above information about Generic for Seroquel* serves as an information resource only and is not intended to substitute professional medical advice, examination, diagnosis and treatment. Always seek the counsel of your doctor, physician or pharmacist before starting any new treatment or making changes to existing therapy.