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Is Seroquel narcotic drug, can a person become addicted?

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Is Seroquel XR a narcotic drug? Can a person become addicted?
Posted Sun, 15 Sep 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Shruti Rijhwani 24 minutes later
Brief Answer:
it is an atypical antipsychotic drug .

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Dear Madam,

Thank you for posting your query on XXXXXXX

Well looking into your problem I would tell you that Quetiapine is atypical antipsychotic drug . quetiapine is a potent serotonin 5-HT2a-receptor antagonist and a moderate dopamineD2-receptor antagonist . It is not a narcotic.

The misuse and abuse potential of the drug is low and only case reports are there . The pharmacological theories remain unsupported and there are no available animal or human studies to clarify the potential risk for its abuse . Thus it needs monitoring for addiction in high risk cases like people having history of polysubstance abuse.

Take care.

Dr. Shruti
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