is Xanex and Seroquel ER used to treat the same smyptoms
Seroquel belongs to a group of medications called atypical (or second-generation) antipsychotic medications. It is not entirely known how Seroquel works in the treatment of schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. However, it is known that the medication blocks or lessens the effects of several chemicals in the brain. These chemicals (such as dopamine and serotonin) may be elevated in people with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (also known as manic depression).
This medication is not a cure for bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. It only helps to control symptoms.
Xanax is part of a group of medicines called benzodiazepines. These drugs have several effects on the body, including:
* Reducing anxiety; * Causing sleepiness; * Relaxing muscles; * Stopping seizures; * Impairing short-term memory.
All medicines in this category can have these effects to some degree, depending on the specific benzodiazepine that is being taken. They work in the brain by enhancing the effects of gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA), a chemical that is naturally calming. GABA can slow down or stop certain nerve signals in the brain. This is why Xanax and other benzodiazepines are known as mild tranquilizers, sedatives, or central nervous system depressants (CNS depressants).
Both meds are different & for different disorders, hope the info helps?
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