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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?
7 doctors weighed in

Dr. Chris Esguerra
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: No -an antipsychotic
Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder.
It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures.

In brief: No -an antipsychotic
Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder.
It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures.
Dr. Chris Esguerra
Dr. Chris Esguerra
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: No
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medication.
It can also be used in certain cases for bipolar disorder.

In brief: No
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medication.
It can also be used in certain cases for bipolar disorder.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Nope. It is a Second generation Antipsychotic.

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Nope. It is a Second generation Antipsychotic.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Jeff Seaman
Psychiatry
In brief: No
It is an atypical anti-psychotic (5ht2a antagonist), d2 antagonist).
The data on lowering seizure threshold does not appear to show an elevated risk, unlike Clozaril (clozapine) for instance, or first generation anti-psychotics, though always check with your doctor.

In brief: No
It is an atypical anti-psychotic (5ht2a antagonist), d2 antagonist).
The data on lowering seizure threshold does not appear to show an elevated risk, unlike Clozaril (clozapine) for instance, or first generation anti-psychotics, though always check with your doctor.
Dr. Jeff Seaman
Dr. Jeff Seaman
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