Is Serequel available in liquid form?

Chrissiegreen asked...

Is Serequel available in liquid form? My father who has med Alzheiemr's has started to refuse taking his medication. He indicates it makes him feel sick. No amount of coaxing or trickery will get him to take the tablet. Which really helps with his moods. Any ideas I may not have tried?

Expert Answer

Jennifer Serafin, N.P. is a registered nurse and geriatric nurse practitioner at the Jewish Homes for the Aged in San Francisco.

Unfortunately, Seroquel is not available in a liquid form. However, other antipsychotics are available in forms that may be easier for him to take. The two that I know and have experience with are listed below:

Risperidone (Risperidal): Available in liquid form. Olanzepine(Zyprexa): Available in a quick dissolving tab that literally melts on the tongue and tastes like a mint.

Good luck!