Seroquel is a brand name for quetiapine, an antipsychotic drug that alters the actions of chemicals in the brain. It is useful for symptomatic treatment of various psychotic conditions including schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Seroquel should not be used to treat children under the age of ten.
Seroquel must not be used to treat dementia-related conditions, especially in elderly patients, as the risk of heart failure, pneumonia, or sudden death is quite high in this case. If you notice any strange symptoms, such as unexpected fever, the sensation of stiffness in your muscles, excessive sweating, fast or uneven heartbeat, confusion, severe weakness and headache, speech problems, spells of blindness, loss of balance and the like, stop using Seroquel at once and quickly call your healthcare provider.
As is the case with many similar medications, in the first 12 weeks of treatment the symptoms of the disease can worsen up to the patient developing suicidal thoughts. The patient's state needs to be monitored carefully by parents, caretakers, and other responsible people around. Regular appointments with the psychiatrist in charge will be sheduled. If any of the symptoms become too strong, contact your doctor immediately.