It is important to take extended-release SEROQUEL XR exactly as prescribed and to report your progress to your health care professional. SEROQUEL XR is not a cure, but it may help you manage your condition. By finding a treatment that works for you, and taking it regularly, you may experience improvement in your symptoms. Be patient and follow the directions of your health care professional.
Elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis (having lost touch with reality due to confusion and memory loss) treated with this type of medicine are at an increased risk of death, compared to placebo (sugar pill). SEROQUEL XR is not approved for treating these patients.
Antidepressants have increased the risk of suicidal thoughts and actions in some children, teenagers, and young adults. Patients of all ages starting treatment should be watched closely for worsening of depression, suicidal thoughts or actions, unusual changes in behavior, agitation, and irritability. Patients, families, and caregivers should pay close attention to any changes, especially sudden changes in mood, behaviors, thoughts, or feelings. This is very important when an antidepressant medicine is started or when the dose is changed. These symptoms should be reported immediately to the doctor. SEROQUEL XR is not approved for children under the age of 10 years.
SEROQUEL XR can cause serious side effects, including:
These symptoms usually get better 1 week after you start having them.
It's best to be prepared for the possible side effects you may experience while taking SEROQUEL XR. The most common side effects in adults across all indications are drowsiness, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, increased appetite, upset stomach, weight gain, fatigue, disturbance in speech and language, and stuffy nose. This is not a complete list of side effects of SEROQUEL XR. Please see additional information within the full Prescribing Information.
Remember, it’s important to take SEROQUEL XR exactly as your health care professional has prescribed.
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA.
Visit www.FDA.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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The information on this Web site should not take the place of talking with your doctor or health care professional. If you have any questions about SEROQUEL XR, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Only you and your health care professional can decide if SEROQUEL XR is right for you.