A 27-year-old male asked:
What is the half life of seroquel (quetiapine) xr?
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Child Psychiatry 46 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR 1/2 life: Elimination of quetiapine is mainly via hepatic metabolism. The mean-terminal half-life is approximately 7 hours for quetiapine and approximately 12 hours for norquetiapine within the clinical dose range. Steady-state concentrations are expected to be achieved within two days of dosing. XR allows faster uptitration. It should be taken with food. Best regards.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?
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psychiatry 21 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR: Seroquel (quetiapine) xr can work well for schizophrenia, bipolar, bipolar depression and adjunctive depression treatment. It can cause sedation so it is typically given a few hours before bedtime. I sometimes say take it at 7pm to be up by 7 am. It is similar to seroquel (quetiapine) (not xr) which is now generic. For some individuals it can cause weight gain. Discuss any concerns with your doctor.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
What's the difference between seroquel (quetiapine) and seroquel (quetiapine) xr?
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Pediatrics 57 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR: The xr in seroquel (quetiapine) xr means extended release. This causes the medication to be released in smaller amounts throughout a prolonged period. In doing so, the desired effect of medicine is kept at a stable level thorughtout the period that it is supposed to last.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
What is seroquel (quetiapine) xr?
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