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Quetiapine, marketed as Seroquel among other names, is an atypical antipsychotic used for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and major depressive disorder.[6][7] It is also sometimes used as a sleep aid due to its sedating effect, but this use is not recommended.[8] It is taken by mouth.[6]

Clinical data
Pronunciation /kwɪˈt.əpn/ kwi-TY-ə-peen
Trade names Seroquel, Temprolide, others
AHFS/ Monograph
MedlinePlus a698019
License data
  • AU: B3
  • US: C (Risk not ruled out)
    Routes of
    By mouth
    ATC code
    Legal status
    Legal status
    • AU: S4 (Prescription only)
    • UK: POM (Prescription only)
    • US: ℞-only
    Pharmacokinetic data
    Bioavailability 100%[2]
    Protein binding 83%[3]
    Metabolism Liver via CYP3A4-catalysed sulfoxidation to its active metabolite norquetiapine (N-desalkylquetiapine)[1]
    Biological half-life 7 hours (parent compound); 9–12 hours (active metabolite, norquetiapine)[3][4]
    Excretion Kidney (73%), faeces (20%)[2][3][4][5]
    CAS Number
    PubChem CID
    ECHA InfoCard 100.131.193
    Chemical and physical data
    Formula C21H25N3O2S
    Molar mass 383.5099 g/mol
    3D model (JSmol)
    Solubility in water 3.29 mg/mL (20 °C)

    Common side effects include sleepiness, constipation, weight gain, and dry mouth.[6]Other side effects include low blood pressure with standing, seizures, prolonged erection, high blood sugar, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.[6] In elderly people with dementiaits use increases the risk of death.[6] Use during the later part of pregnancy may result in a movement disorder in the baby for a period of time after birth.[6] Quetiapine is believed to work by blocking a number of receptors including serotonin and dopamine receptors.[6]

    I started taking this medication last night.

    This morning I have a dry mouth, and a bit of a foggy head… The outlook feels good though.

    Today is Saturday, I hope to have a peaceful day.

    Last night I went out for a meal with my friend. I felt good to be out, and to talk openly with her. I didn’t feel judgement. I was honest and it was freeing to talk to her.

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    1. I don’t know this pill but no judgement can surely be made for hope. I hope it works. I’m struggling to find the answer still…. car door on the motorway still looks more appealing than the struggle sometimes. Seeking help too. These bloody minds. Maybe that’s why Hawkins was taken. To help the universe work it out more xx sending hugs

    2. I was on quetiapine for 10 years and it saved my life. Has its complications like all of them but always felt much more comfortable and myself on Suzy Q than on any other drug they tried. Good luck on the journey!

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