This is an antipsychotic medicine and helps in changing the actions of certain chemicals in the brain.
Composition of Seroquel:
It belongs to the dibenzothiazepine derivatives. It is present in tablets as the fumarate salt. It has a molecular weight of 883.11. It is a white to off-white crystalline powder.It is moderately soluble in water. The inactive ingredients are lactose monohydrate, dibasic dicalcium phosphate dihydrate, povidone, magnesium stearate, sodium starch glycolate, hypromellose, and titanium dioxide.
Uses of Seroquel:
This medicine is used to treat schizophrenia in patients. It is used for both adults and children, but is not prescribed to children below the age of 13. It is also used to treat bipolar disorder in children and adults. It can be used along with other antidepressant medications to treat depressive disorder in adults.
Side- Effects of Seroquel:
All medicines are prone to side effects. The side effects differ from people to people. Most of the patients report no or very less symptoms of side effects. In case you have allergic reactions to this medicine such as hives, swelling of the face and unable to breathe, get immediate medical help. If you get any new or worsening symptoms, report it to your doctor immediately.
Get medical help immediately if you have the following side effects:
- Sudden weakness
- Ill feeling
- Cold or flu symptoms
- Uncontrolled movements of body parts
- Seeing halos around lights
- Very stiff muscles
- Swollen gums
- Sore throat
- High blood sugar
- Painful mouth sores
- Blurred vision
- Fast or uneven heartbeats
- Tunnel vision
- Eye pain
- High fever
- Increased thirst
- Increased urination
- Mask-like appearance
- Dry mouth
- Weight loss
- Low blood cell counts
- Skin sores
- Trouble breathing
Some of the common side effects of this medicine are:
- Stomach pain
- Increased appetite
- Weight gain
Contraindications of Seroquel:
This medicine should not be taken in large quantities. Also, in cases of long term usage the medicine can cause serious movement disorder. These damages may not be reversible. In case if you have faced serious side effects, stop using this medicine and reach out to the doctor immediately. If you have a history of heart disease, liver disease, stroke, high or low blood pressure, low WBC count, seizure, high cholesterol, cataracts, diabetes or trouble in swallowing, let the doctor know immediately. This medicine should not be used for patients with dementia. It can also lead to death of older patients. Some young patients can also have suicidal tendencies after taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and Seroquel:
Taking this medicine in the last three months of pregnancy can cause problems in the child. You need to make sure that you do not use this medicine without consulting the doctor. This medicine is found in breast milk and can harm the baby. Do not breast feed while using this medicine.
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