Quetiapine should only be taken as directed by a healthcare provider. In most cases, quetiapine is taken once or twice daily, and the dosage and duration of treatment may vary depending on the individual and the condition being treated.
It is important to follow all instructions for taking quetiapine and to take it on a regular schedule, even if symptoms improve. Abruptly stopping quetiapine can cause withdrawal symptoms and may increase the risk of relapse.
However, long-term use of quetiapine may increase the risk of side effects, such as weight gain, metabolic changes, and movement disorders. It is important to regularly monitor for potential side effects and to discuss any concerns with a healthcare provider.
The decision to use quetiapine or any other medication should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider, who can help determine the most appropriate treatment plan based on individual needs and medical history.