Quetiapine (Seroquel) Nursing Considerations

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Generic Name


Trade Name



schizophrenia, depressive disorder, mania


dopamine and serotonin antagonist

Therapeutic Class

antipsychotic, mood stabilizers

Pharmacologic Class


Nursing Considerations

• may cause neurolyptic malignant syndrome, seizures, dizziness, palpitations, weight gain,
• 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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Okay, let’s take a look at the drug Quine. Also known as Seroquel. This is an oral medication, as you can see here with this packaging, the therapeutic class, or how Quine works in the body is an Thai psychotic and also a mood stabilizing agent. The pharmacologic class of tying is a dye benzodiazepene. So tying works as a dopamine and serotonin antagonist. Remember serotonin is sometimes known as the happy. So we use this drug for the treatment of schizophrenia, mania, and depressive disorder. Quine can cause side effects that include dizziness, palpitations, weight gain, and also anorexia a few nursing considerations fork with IPE. This drug may cause seizures neuroleptic malignant syndrome increased cholesterol, QT interval prolongation, especially when they are combined with other antipsychotics and antibiotics monitor your patient’s liver function tests as well as their CBC assess your patient’s weight frequently and teach your patient to not use this medication with other central nervous system depressants, because this can cause an excessive amount of sedation in the patient. So guys, there is a black box warning for Coty, which is an increased suicidal thinking and behavior, especially in children, adolescents in young adults. So if you have a patient in this age range on, QTY make sure you are monitoring them frequently for these black box issues. 

That’s it for QTY or ER, well now go out and be your best self today and as always happy nursing.

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