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The generic name for Seroquel is quetiapine, and is used as an anti-psychotic treatment. Like other medications that treat the symptoms of psychotic ailments, it functions through altering the chemical actions of the brain. Some of the psychotic conditions that Seroquel treats are manic depression, schizophrenia and bi-polar disorder. This drug should not be taken by patients with a psychotic condition associated with dementia. It has been discovered that the administration of the drug to elderly psychotic patients who also have dementia can cause heart failure or serious pneumonia.
Before getting a prescription for Seroquel, patients should inform their doctor of any health problems they have that may interfere with Seroquel, including kidney or liver disease, ailments of the heart, past heart attacks or strokes, and seizure problems. Other ailments that may be impacted by the use of Seroquel include thyroid disorders, high cholesterol, and a history of diabetes. If you have any of these health problems, you are likely to receive a lower dosage of Seroquel, or you might not be allowed to take the drug at all. Your specialist will ask you to undergo special tests while taking the medication to make sure nothing has come up. If you are pregnant, it is not advisable for you to take Seroquel. The drug is known to have dangerous effects to unborn children. It is not known yet whether or not the drug is passed to the infant during breastfeeding, but specialists should advise their pregnant patients not to take the drug.
Seroquel has been known to result in other problems, as well. These other ailments may include stiffening of the muscles, fever, profuse sweating, confusion, uneven or quick heartbeats, and muscle spasms. Other side effects manifest themselves suddenly, like intense headaches, weakness, or problems with your balance, speech or eyesight. Seroquel may also result in conditions that can affect your thinking or reflexes, so it may not be prescribed to patients whose jobs require them to operate heavy machinery. Patients are asked to refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages while taking Seroquel, as alcohol puts people at higher risk for developing side effects. Seroquel should not be taken along with other antidepressants or pain relievers since they can cause further drowsiness. Seroquel also results in dehydration or overeating, so patients are advised to drink water frequently and watch what they eat.
Developing ailments because of Seroquel abuse or misuse can lead to serious health problems, or even death. This will require you to spend additional money, as you have to be checked by a specialist for further tests and medication. If you or anyone that you know of has developed a health problem because the pharmaceutical company that has provided you with Seroquel and did not inform you of its harmful effects, then you need to contact a lawyer. Choose a lawyer who has handled several cases similar to yours, and has won many of those cases. If you select a lawyer like this, you are are more likely to win your case and get the compensation you deserve.
When you ask for the assistance of a lawyer who specializes in prescription drug-related cases, you usually do not have to worry about paying fees upfront. Most lawyers will offer you a service where you will not be charged while still in the process of case preparation or settlement. If the case goes to trial and you win, or if your lawyer and the responsible company has agreed on a settlement, that will be the time when your lawyer will ask for a legal fee. A Seroquel drug lawyer or attorney is aware that what you are going through is difficult and that you need their compassion and understanding. Your lawyer will do everything that he or she is capable of in order to help you win your case.