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Frequently Asked Questions

Does River Pharmacy sell Quetiapine (Seroquel)?

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Quetiapine (Seroquel) is an anti-psychotic used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia, acute mania, depression, disorders associated with problems with impulse control and anxiety, behavioral disturbances in Parkinson's disease, and for bipolar maintenance.

Quetiapine is also being studied for treating alcohol dependence.

Quetiapine works by affecting the actions of certain chemicals in the brain known as neurotransmitters.

Side Effects

Common side effects include: constipation, dizziness and lightheadedness including fainting when getting up from a lying or sitting position, drowsiness, indigestion, and weight gain.

Less common side effects include: increased risk for diabetes and dyslipidemia, dry mouth, dyspepsia, tachycardia, orthostatic hypotension, abdominal pain, abnormal vision, decrease in appetite, decreased strength and energy, feeling of fast or irregular heartbeat, headache, and stuffy or runny nose.

Please consult your physician immediately if you experience these symptoms. Do not operate heavy equipment while using this medication.

It is recommended that you avoid the use of alcohol completely when taking this drug.

Additional Information

This drug is taken by mouth, generally twice or three times daily. Dosage is based on age, mental condition and other diseases, and is slowly increased as tolerated. It may take several weeks to notice the full benefit of this drug.
The doctor or pharmacist will give you the manufacturer's patient information sheet (Medication Guide) when you begin treatment with quetiapine. Read the information carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions. You also can obtain the Medication Guide from the FDA web site.
Effects of quetiapine on sleep in nonpsychiatric and psychiatric conditions. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of immediate-release quetiapine for the treatment of insomnia.
Off-label uses: alcohol dependence, obsessive-compulsive disorder, Tourette syndrome