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Quetiapine (Systemic), known in the U.S. by the brand name Seroquel®, is a drug that is one of the atypical antipsychotics. Quetiapine (kwe-TYE-a-peen ) is used to treat psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia (Source:NIH), and has also been used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder.

Side Effects

Quetiapine is believed to be less likely to cause tardive dyskinesia than typical antipsychotics. However, as with other antipsychotics, there is evidence implying that quetiapine may cause tardive dyskinesia. [[1] [[1]

Studies conducted on beagles have resulted in the formation of cataracts, however, there has been no report describing this effect within humans. Common side effects include: agitation, memory problems, sedation, and an upset stomach. More information on side effects can be found at NIH's profile of the medication.

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