Quetiapine (Standard & XL formulation)

Red

Brand Name(s):Atrolak XL, Seroquel XL

Indication:Generalised anxiety disorder(GAD) (unlicensed use)

Rationale:1,2,8

Considered:Jul-13

Review Date:Jul-23

Comments:
RDaSH protocol for managing behavioural & psychological symptoms in patients with dementia can be found at:http://medicinesmanagement.doncasterpct.nhs.uk/ under guidelines/local
May 2014………………………… Revised SPCs: Atrolak (quetiapine fumarate) XL – SPC updated with warnings of increased risk of self-harm & suicide in patients 25- 64 yrs and increased risk of death in patients >65 years with Parkinson’s disease/parkinsonism. Stroke added as an adverse effect of treatment (of unknown frequency).prolonged-release tablets – all strengths.