Is quetiapine good for anxiety?

Quetiapine is not a first-line treatment for anxiety disorders, but it may be used off-label to treat certain types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Quetiapine works by blocking the activity of certain neurotransmitters in the brain, including dopamine and serotonin, which can help to reduce symptoms of anxiety. However, its effectiveness in treating anxiety may vary from person to person, and it may not be the best choice of medication for everyone.

It is important to note that quetiapine can cause a range of side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, and impaired coordination, which may interfere with daily activities. In addition, long-term use of quetiapine may lead to tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal symptoms if the medication is discontinued abruptly.

The decision to use quetiapine or any other medication for the treatment of anxiety 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: