... and is alert when the medicine wears off. He has been having to get blood transfusions because he is loosing blood. They think he may have some sort of cancer. They have not said what . Should he be taking seroquel? He is not complaining of pain,he eats good.
Seroquel has many other uses. I was put on it for sleep due to the side effects of other antidepressants. It was wonderful to get the rest I so needed at the end of the day. It also helped ease the pain of depression I was feeling. I am no expert and am certain there are other persons on here that could give you a better answer. But from my expirience I can tell you why I was given it instead of the usual sleep meds. The sleep meds worsen the depression. Hope this has helped.
I copied this for you and hope it helps explain the main uses for Seroquel. It sounds like he was prescribed this for pain? That's a little unusual. I hope you will get a second opinion for your brother. I wish him well and will pray for your family.
Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic medication. It works by changing the actions of chemicals in the brain.
Seroquel is used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years old. It is used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children who are at least 10 years old.
Seroquel is also used together with antidepressant medications to treat major depressive disorder in adults.
Extended-release quetiapine (Seroquel XR) is for use only in adults and should not be given to anyone younger than 18 years old.
Seroquel may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
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