HOW SEROQUEL WORKS
Seroquel belongs to the new group of the neuroleptic agents of the medicine. The biggest difference between Seroquel with the other medical groups is that the antipsychotic agents interact lesser with the dopamine receptors. That is why the risk factors reduce in Seroquel.
HOW TO USE SEROQUEL
Since quetiapine is used to treat various mental disorders, it is preferred to choose a particular dose for different clinical cases. It is preferred to take Seroquel as a monotherapy. If it is taken to treat two or more things at the same time, it is better to consult a doctor. Everything is written on the standard instructions for the basic use of the treatment. Treating schizophrenia and acute psychosis:Acute phase Day 1: Seroquel 50 mg is prescribed to the patient.
- Acute phase Day 2: Seroquel 100 mg is prescribed to the patient.
- Acute phase Day 3: Seroquel 200 mg per day is prescribed to the patient. The dose will be given in two parts with a minimum gap of 8 hours.
- Acute phase Day 4: Seroquel 300 mg is prescribed to the patient. The dose will be given in two parts with a minimum gap of 8 hours.
It is better to gradually increase the dosage of the medication to get comfortable with Quetiapine by reducing the side effects. This will help you know how your body reacts to the drug. The dose will be taken individually from the 5th day. For treating schizophrenia and psychosis, it is recommended to take 450 mg to 600 mg Seroquel. The dose should not be increased by more than 600 mg even in chronic bipolar disorder. However, the dose can be increased up to 750-800 mg per day when the maniac phase is motivated. The dosage of Seroquel depends on: 1- Patient’s age 2- Bodyweight 3- Function of the basic organs like liver, kidney, etc. 4- Concomitant psychological diseases.