Seroquel XR is an antipsychotic drug that changes chemical actions in the brain. It is used to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder and may be used together with antidepressants to treat the major depressive disorder.
Always follow your doctor’s instructions and use Seroquel XR exactly as prescribed.
Seroquel XR may increase thoughts of suicide in young people.
Seroquel XR may cause a false positive on a drug screening test.
Seroquel XR is not approved for use in patients with dementia, and may increase risk of death in older adults with dementia.
Tell your doctor if you have:
Common side effects of Seroquel XR include:
Contact your doctor if you experience these more serious side effects:
Will Seroquel XR make me gain weight?
Weight gain is one of the most common side effects of Seroquel XR. Changes in diet and increased exercise can help you manage this weight gain.
What’s the difference between Seroquel and Seroquel XR?
Seroquel XR is an extended release medication. This means it is absorbed more slowly and its effects in the body usually last longer.