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When and How to Take Quetiapine XR

The following are some general considerations for when and how to take quetiapine XR:
 
  • Quetiapine XR comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth once a day, typically in the evening.
     
  • While quetiapine XR can be taken on an empty stomach or with a light meal (300 calories or less), it should not be taken with a large, fatty meal. Taking quetiapine XR with too much food can increase the amount of quetiapine XR in your blood, increasing your risk of side effects.
     
  • Quetiapine XR tablets are extended release and should not be crushed, split, broken, or chewed. They should be swallowed whole.
     
  • Quetiapine XR should be taken at the same time each day to maintain even levels of the drug in your blood.
     
  • For quetiapine XR to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Quetiapine XR will not work if you stop taking it.
 

Quetiapine XR Dosing

The dose of quetiapine XR your healthcare provider recommends will vary depending on a number of factors, including:
 
  • The medical condition being treated
  • The severity of your condition
  • Other medical conditions you may have
  • Other medications you may currently be taking.
     
As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
 
(Click Quetiapine XR Dosing for more information about dosing for quetiapine XR.)
 
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