There are limited published data on the use of quetiapine for treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders during pregnancy.
Get your weight and blood checked regularly when you are taking quetiapine.
Those studies found that depressed patients who took quetiapine plus an antidepressant had significantly reduced symptoms compared with those who received a placebo plus an antidepressant.
Tell your doctor immediately if you have any of the following symptoms while you are taking quetiapine extreme thirst, frequent urination, extreme hunger, blurred vision, or weakness. The doctor might also check your heart with an electrocardiogram ECG. Know how this interaction affects the subject drug.
Quetiapine is a drug designed to reduce hallucinations and delusions experienced by people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. The total daily dose for the first four days of therapy is 50mg Day 1 , 100mg Day 2 , 200mg Day 3 and 300mg Day 4.
Ask your doctor before use if you are taking the following medications:
These reactions can occur at any time during treatment without warning.
Taking this medicine can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack.
Neurological toxicity ranging from agitated behavior and ataxia to multiple grand mal seizures has also occurred.
People should be closely monitored by their doctor for emotional and behavioural changes.
Your doctor will monitor you for changes in your cataracts. The same precautions observed when treating patients with major depressive episodes should therefore be observed when treating patients with other psychiatric disorders. If you provide a urine sample for drug screening, tell the laboratory staff that you are taking quetiapine. After initial dose titration, adjustments can be made upwards or downwards depending on clinical response and tolerability.
ECG parameters, including QT, QTc, and PR intervals. Some people may have a particularly high risk of having suicidal thoughts or actions.