The XR in SEROQUEL XR stands for extended-release. This means that medicine is delivered around the clock. SEROQUEL XR is taken once daily as prescribed by your health care professional.
Take SEROQUEL XR by mouth, with a light meal or without food. SEROQUEL XR tablets should be swallowed whole and not split, chewed, or crushed. If you feel you need to stop SEROQUEL XR, talk with your health care professional first.
SEROQUEL XR may cause serious side effects, including:
Medicines like SEROQUEL XR can increase the risk of death in elderly people who have memory loss (dementia). SEROQUEL XR is not for treating psychosis in the elderly with dementia.
Call a health care provider right away if you or your family member has any of the following symptoms, especially if they are new, worse, or worry you:
Attempts to commit suicide
New or worse depression
New or worse anxiety
Feeling very agitated or restless
Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
New or worse irritability
Acting aggressive, being angry, or violent
Acting on dangerous impulses
An extreme increase in activity and talking (mania)
Other unusual changes in behavior or mood
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose. Just take the next dose at your regular time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time unless your doctor tells you to. If you are not sure about your dosing, call your health care professional.
Take SEROQUEL XR only as your doctor prescribes. Your doctor may recommend that you take SEROQUEL XR once daily in the evening (for example, 3-4 hours before bedtime).
SEROQUEL XR should be taken without food or with a light meal (approximately 300 calories).
Everyone responds differently to therapy, so try to be patient and follow the directions of your health care professional. It is important to take SEROQUEL XR exactly as your health care professional has prescribed and to report your progress to your doctor.
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. Learn more about common SEROQUEL XR side effects.
SEROQUEL XR can cause serious side effects, including:
These symptoms usually get better 1 week after you start having them.
Before taking SEROQUEL XR, tell your doctor if you have or have had any medical conditions such as:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines that you take or recently have taken, including prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, herbal supplements, and vitamins. SEROQUEL XR and other medicines may affect each other, causing serious side effects. SEROQUEL XR may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how SEROQUEL XR works.
Especially tell your health care professional if you take or plan to take medicines for:
Tell your doctor if you take or plan to take any of these medicines:
This is not a complete list of medicines that can affect or be affected by SEROQUEL XR. Your doctor can tell you if it is safe to take SEROQUEL XR with your other medicines.
Do not start or stop any medicines while taking SEROQUEL XR without talking to your health care professional first. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of your medicines to show your health care professional and pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
Tell your health care professional if you are having a urine drug screen, because SEROQUEL XR may affect your test results. Tell those giving the test that you are taking SEROQUEL XR.
Talk to your health care professional to find out whether SEROQUEL XR is right for you. SEROQUEL XR is covered on most commercial insurance plans. In addition, you could be eligible for monthly savings on out-of-pocket costs over $3.* Be sure to read the eligibility requirements.
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.