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Galveston College DRUG CARD

Classification of Drug: Antipsychotics Generic Name: quetiapine Pregnancy Category: C Trade Name: Seroquel Recommended Dosage and Method of Administration: Adult: PO: 25mg twice daily initially Physiological Action: Probably acts by serving as an antagonist of dopamine and serotonin. Therapeutic Effect: Decreased manifestations of psychosis. Excretion: <1% excreted unchanged in the urine. Major Side Effects & Toxic Reactions: CNS: NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME; SEIZURES. None listed. Nursing Implications & Contraindications: Assess: Monitor mental status; monitor mood changes; monitor B/P; make sure med Contraindications: Lactation. Precautions: Cardiovascular disease; dehydration; hypovolemia; hx of seizures; hepatic impairmen suicide; pregnancy or children. Geriatric Considerations: Hepatic impairment and dementia use with precaution. Patient Teaching: Take exactly as directed; change positions slowly; may cause drowsiness; drug impairs body temp regulation; Antagonist: None listed.