Is quetiapine a strong antidepressant?

Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotic medication that is sometimes used as an adjunct treatment for depression. It is not typically used as a first-line treatment for depression but may be recommended in certain cases where other antidepressant medications have not been effective.

While quetiapine can have antidepressant effects, it is not considered a strong antidepressant medication. Its primary use is in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and other mental health conditions.

It is important to note that the effectiveness of quetiapine as an antidepressant may vary from person to person and may depend on the underlying cause of the depression. The decision to use quetiapine or any other medication for the treatment of depression 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.

There are various forms of drugs available, such as tablets or liquids, and each may have a separate patient information leaflet (PIL) for different doses. It is important to refer to the PIL for the specific form and dose of the drug that you have been prescribed.

You can search for further information and PILs on websites such as: