Quetiapine XR (AN) - All You Need To Know In 2022
21 January 2022

Quetiapine XR (AN)


What it is used for

Quetiapine XR AN is indicated for: Bipolar disorder Maintenance treatment of bipolar I disorder, as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or sodium valproate, for the prevention of relapse/recurrence of manic, depressive or mixed episodes Treatment of depressive episodes associated with bipolar disorder (see DOSAGE AND ADMINISTRATION) Treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder as monotherapy or in combination with lithium or sodium valproate,Efficacy of quetiapine extended release in the treatment of bipolar disorder indications was established in part, on the basis of extrapolation from the established effectiveness of quetiapine.,Schizophrenia Treatment of schizophrenia, prevention of relapse and maintenance of clinical improvement during continuation therapy.,Major depressive disorder Treatment of recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) in patients who are intolerant of, or who have an inadequate response to alternative therapies.,Generalised anxiety disorder Treatment of generalised anxiety disorder (GAD).


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems


How to take it

The way to take this medicine is: Oral. This medicine is taken by mouth.

  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Shelf lifetime is 24 Months.

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.


Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?

For the active ingredient quetiapine

You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.


Do I need a prescription?

This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is Schedule 4 : Prescription Only Medicine.


Visual appearance

White to off white, bi-convex, capsule shaped, coated tablets, debossed “AI002” on one side and plain on the other side.

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