I take seroquel and it has a strong sedative effect, which helps many people with sleep disorders but seroquel is much more than that, its main use is to treat schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, and belongs to the drug class of atypical antipsychotics.
Hi, Bagman! Many medications are prescribed off-label for reasons that may not directly relate to their marketed purpose but because they have other advantageous effects (called side effects when someone takes the drug for it's recommended purpose). Seroquel is actually a very potent antipsychotic drug. Another example is the use of trazadone, an antidepressant, as a sleep aid because the drugs make you sleepy.
Best wishes, Wildcat
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