quetiapine


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quetiapine

 [kwĕ-ti´ah-pēn]
a serotonin and dopamine antagonist used as the fumarate salt as an antipsychotic agent; administered orally.

quetiapine

/que·ti·a·pine/ (kwĕ-ti´ah-pēn) a serotonin and dopamine antagonist used as the fumarate salt as an antipsychotic.

quetiapine

(kwə-tī′ə-pēn′)
n.
An antipsychotic drug, C21H25N3O2S, that acts as an antagonist of multiple neurotransmitters including serotonin and norepinephrine and is used in its fumarate form to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

quetiapine

an antipsychotic/neuroleptic.
indications It is used in the treatment of psychotic disorders.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects are seizures, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and tachycardia. Other adverse effects include extrapyramidal symptoms, pseudoparkinsonism, akathisia, dystonia, tardive dyskinesia, drowsiness, insomnia, agitation, anxiety, orthostatic hypotension, abdominal pain, dry mouth, rhinitis, rash, asthenia, back pain, fever, and ear pain. Common side effects include headache, dizziness, nausea, anorexia, and constipation.

quetiapine

A dibenzothiazepine antipsychotic drug used to treat SCHIZOPHRENIA. A brand name is Seroquel.
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One study demonstrated a worsening of symptoms in the quetiapine group between weeks 4 and 12.
The aim of this study was to evaluate the use of quetiapine over a 3-year period in the community psychiatric clinics of the Sedibeng district of Gauteng, where the extended-release (XR) form of quetiapine has been available.
Subjects were assigned in alternate group according to the serial number of attendance into olanzapine (n = 20) and quetiapine (n = 20) groups.
Hair samples were analyzed for the presence of methylphenidate, sertraline and quetiapine and their metabolites (ritalinic acid and desmethyl-sertraline) and any other eventual drug of abuse.
Total of 20 non-treatment seeking alcohol dependent individuals were randomized to one of the following conditions in a double-blind, placebo-controlled design: (1) quetiapine (400mg/day); or (2) matched placebo.
The blepharospasm was assessed as a tardive syndrome, upon which olanzapine and quetiapine were ceased on the same day, and diazepam 20 mg/day, E vit 1200 mg/day and C vit 250 mg/day were started.
The OAP recommended quetiapine as the first-line treatment for secondary mania in a web-based HIV Psychiatry Treatment Consensus Survey in 2010, [sup][18] presumably because of its benign effects with regard to extrapyramidal symptoms for diseases prominently affecting the basal ganglia, such as Parkinson's disease [sup][19] or HIV illness.
Efficacy and tolerability of extended release quetiapine fumarate monotherapy as maintenance treatment of major depressive disorder: a randomized, placebo-controlled trial.
The researchers looked at VA data on 4,854 adults 65 and older with a new medication start of haloperidol, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, or valproate; no history of antipsychotic or an ticonvulsant use in the previous year, monotherapy during 180-day follow-up; and for valproate users, no concurrent seizure disorders.
The researchers looked at VA data on 4,854 adults 65 and older with a new medication start of haloperidol, risperidone, olanzapine, quetiapine, or valproate, no history of antipsychotic or anticonvulsant use in the previous year, monotherapy during 180-day follow-up, and for valproate users, no concurrent seizure disorders.
Christoph Correll and his team at Zucker Hillside Hospital in Glen Oaks, New York, monitored 257 children between the ages of 4 and 19 who were taking medications such as risperidone (Risperdal[R]), quetiapine (Seroquel[R]), aripiprazole (Abilify[R]), and olanzapine (Zyprexa[R]).