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Quetiapine 25mg

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Dear Carlo, as I said I have F41.2 and I  have been prescribed Paroxetine 10mg, Clonazepam 0.5 + 0.5 + 1mg and Quetiapine 25mg 1 + 0 + 1
I'm a concerned to start taking Quetiapine, maybe is the best to tell my doctor, but does Quetipine increases serotonin and dopamine levels in the central nervous system ?

Is it a safe medication in your opinion for anxiety-depressive disorders ?
asked Nov 28, 2017 in GAD by Ed

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Seroquel (quetiapine) is a serotonin antagonist, and dopamine antagonist, which are important in addressing psychosis and mood disorder (bipolar disorder and depression). It is rarely used for anxiety, and only when the anxiety is severe and not successfully treated with conventional anxiolytic medications. It's safe over the short-term, but long term use of this class of medications is fraught with severe side effects. Talk to your doctor, but this medication is reserved for severe mood and psychotic disorders, and rarely for anxiety disorders.
answered Dec 8, 2017 by drcarlo (295,840 points)
Increases dopamine to ?
No...quetiapine blocks dopamine