What does Quetiapine treat?
Quetiapine is an oral antipsychotic drug that is prescribed for the treatment of various mental conditions such as schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, mania and depression. This powerful drug world by correcting the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain. Your doctor may use this to treat other conditions as well.
Follow the Quetiapine dosage prescribed by your physician. The dosage could vary based on individual patient requirements. This can be had with or without food. Always follow your physician’s instructions or go by the directions on the prescription drug label.
Missed a dose?
Take it immediately once you remember. In case, this time is closer to the next dosage, skip it and get back to the prescribed schedule. Never take a double dose unless specifically instructed by your doctor.
Don’t waste any time and seek immediate medical attention.
Drug interactions must be considered before starting to take any kind of drug. Drug interactions might happen either when Quetiapine is taken along with another drug or with particular foods. To prevent any kind of negative interaction, make sure you inform your doctor of any drugs you are taking including non-prescription medication, OTCs, health supplements like vitamins, minerals, herbal medicine and so on which may interfere with the effect of Quetiapine.
It may interact with:
- Fluoxetine Hcl
It may also interact with anti-fungal medications and narcotic pain relievers. This is not an exhaustive list though.
Appraise your doctor of any medical conditions that you are suffering from and your family history of medical ailments. It’s important that you do not stop or start taking any medicine without the consent of your physician.
Possible Side Effects
Some of the side effects are nausea, vomiting, runny nose, stomach pain, anxiety, constipation, dizziness, dry mouth, drowsiness, blurred vision, headache and weight gain. This is not the complete list though.
In case, there is a change in intensity of side effects or if any new side effects develop, make sure you consult your doctor.
What to ask your doctor before you start on Quetiapine
- Can I take Quetiapine along with other drugs?
- Are there certain foods, beverages and products to be avoided while on Quetiapine?
- What is the dosage of Quetiapine to be consumed?
- How should I use Quetiapine?
- How will Quetiapine work in my body?
- How can the drug interactions and side effects of Quetiapine be minimized or completely avoided?
The health and medical information that we have provided are meant to supplement and not substitute the advice of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professionals. This does not suggest that usage of Quetiapine is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always ensure that you take this or any other drug only after consulting your physician.