Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations

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What is the Generic Name for Seroquel?

quetiapine

What is the Trade Name for quetiapine?

Seroquel

What are the Indications of Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

schizophrenia, depressive disorder, mania

What are the Actions of Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

dopamine and serotonin antagonist

What is the Therapeutic Class of Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

antipsychotic, mood stabilizers

What is the Pharmacologic Class of Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

none

What are the Nursing Considerations of Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Pharmacology Considerations?

  • may cause neurolyptic malignant syndrome, seizures, dizziness, palpitations, weight gain, anorexia
  • QT interval prolongation
  • don’t use with CNS depressants
  • assess weight frequently
  • monitor liver function test and CBC
  • may increase cholesterol

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