Seroquel Overview

Seroquel (generic: quetiapine) is a prescription medication used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in adults and children aged 10 years and older. Seroquel belongs to a group of drugs called atypical antipsychotics.  The exact way it works is unclear, but it is proposed to regulate certain chemicals in the brain.

This medication comes in tablet form and is usually taken 2 to 3 times daily, with a light meal or without food.

Common side effects of Seroquel include sleepiness, dizziness, and dry mouth. This medication may cause drowsiness.  Do not drive or operate heavy machinery until you know how Seroquel affects you.