Is Seroquel a Barbiturate?


Seroquel is a prescription medication that is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Its generic name is quetiapine. Seroquel is not in the class of medicines called barbiturates, which are medications that cause relaxation and sleepiness by essentially slowing brain activity. Seroquel works by changing certain natural substances in the chemistry of the brain and is in a class called anti-psychotic medicines. Seroquel has been known to cause similar side effects to barbituates such as drowsiness. Uses When taken as prescribed by a physician, Seroquel can reduce mood swings and hallucinations, raise concentration levels, and improve self-confidence and self-image. Side effects Possible side effects are constipation, drowsiness, runny nose, vomiting, breast swelling, dizziness, sore throat, headache, stomach pain, weight gain, weakness, nasal congestion, or dry mouth. Serious Side Effects According to, serious side effects can include fever, stiff mus