Launch of Generic Seroquel XR

Released: 11/02/2016   By: Carl Richie, Pharmacy Director

The FDA has recently approved the generic equivalent of Seroquel XR (quetiapine fumarate extended-release tablets). Seroquel XR is used to treat psychiatric conditions (such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, sudden episodes of mania or depression associated with bipolar disorder.) It may also be prescribed, along with other medications, for depression. Quetiapine works by helping to restore the balance of certain natural substances (neurotransmitters) in the brain. Quetiapine can help prevent severe mood swings or decrease how often mood swings occur. The generic equivalent of Seroquel XR will be available in a variety of strengths, to include 50mg, 150mg, 200mg, 300mg and 400mg.
Generic prescription drugs approved by the FDA have the same high quality and strength as brand name drugs. Generic prescription drug manufacturing and packaging sites must pass the same quality standards as those of brand name drugs.

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