WHAT IS IT?
Quetiapine (Seroquel) is an atypical antipsychotic. Its mechanism of action is not completely understood, however it is believed to have varied effects on 5-HT2, dopamine, alpha, and H1-receptors.
WHEN DO WE USE IT?
WHEN DO WE AVOID USING IT?
In patients with known hypersensitivity to this medication.
HOW IS IT ADMINISTERED?
Orally administered 2-3 times a day (without regard to meals).
WHAT ARE THE SIDE EFFECTS/TOXICITY?
Prolonged QT interval
ANYTHING ELSE TO KEEP IN MIND?
Atypical antipsychotics have fewer extrapyramidal and anticholinergic side effects than traditional antipsychotics.
Page Updated: 06.19.2016