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Quetiapine

Rx
/ 11,924 posts
Other Names: Seroquel   Seroquel XR

Seroquel

Rx
/ 148,963 posts
Other Names: Quetiapine   Seroquel XR
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 11,924 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 148,963 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Quetiapine (branded as Seroquel, Ketipinor), is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.Annual sales are approximately $5.7 billion worldwide, and $2.9 billion in the United States. The U.S... Read more on Wikipedia
Quetiapine (branded as Seroquel, Ketipinor), is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder.Annual sales are approximately $5.7 billion worldwide, and $2.9 billion in the United States. The U.S... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Thomas
April 6, 2014
Thomas wrote
Extreme Energy
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By angelajhn
December 17, 2013
angelajhn wrote
depression
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By alan
November 9, 2013
alan wrote
Quetiapine , and cognitive Impairment
There are multiple anti-depressant medications. Consult your prescribing physician on your reactions to your medication. Keeping a journal helps, & will aide in getting you on the right dose or prescription.
June 26, 2014
I've been taking 400-450 mg of Seroquel for over 10 years. I was for
tunate to be treated by a very good Neuro Psychiatrist who has now retired. While taking more than 400mg can cause insomnia. Lower doses of 50-100mg can act as a sleep aid. I function best by taking it all at bedtime along with a sleep aid. When I had to find a new doctor, the first thing he did was screw with my Meds. I should have listened to my instincts, and changed only one med at a time. He changed me too 400mg at nigh
Mer  |  June 8, 2014
I have been on Quetiapine for about 10 years now, it does take a long time to get used to the effects of this drug both good and bad. One thing to remember is, you are used to the way your mind worked before taking the drug, and have to learn how your mind works after taking it. Yes after taking it you will become impaired, it is a very strong tranquilizer. I started on 200ml per day, 25 ml 4 times a day, 100ml at bedtime it took about a year or even 2 before I learned to function while on this
Kellin  |  June 1, 2014
I am feeling the same way, I have been taking 50mg for two weeks a the doctor raised me to 50 mg at bed and 25 mg in the morning. I am fatigued, down, not able to think clearly. This is crazy, I feel that I'm go into depression because of my symptoms.
Rusty  |  March 17, 2014
antipsychotic meds are too much risk to be used off-label
i'm not a comedian  |  January 13, 2014
Its not a sleep aid , you should try something approved for sleep , its a anti psychotic , if your not psychotic don't take it ,
adam  |  January 3, 2014
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By LiveWithPTSD
August 30, 2013
LiveWithPTSD wrote
The light switch
Thanks for the thoughtful post. I was also an eldest. Given my emotional makeup, being very responsible, always the good girl the responsibility of caring for siblings, carrying out chores, attempting to keep peace & unsuccessfully lead my charges to pull their share of the work at a young age took a toll on me too.
I was shy at school & moved every other year. I found relief in theater arts playing characters not me. Later I was discouraged from pursuing theater as a career. Music & books f
mustfindbetterway  |  January 23, 2014
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What patients are saying about Quetiapine vs. Seroquel

2,707 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
made me gain weight but now I'm on seroquel (quetiapine)....
...on respiradone and it made me gain weight but now I'm on seroquel (quetiapine). So far, it has helped my appetite and I have more energy. I know every medication...
me (seroquel) but it caused me a heart problem tho I was...
...that everyone has problems on different meds. I found quetiapine worked well for me (seroquel) but it caused me a heart problem tho I was on the maximum dose. I have also found that aripiprazole ...
The seroquel has actually made mine more hazy, but it keeps...
...from hypomanic/mania (which I've found going into a mania cycle and coming out of one brings on the more vivid nightmares).. The seroquel has actually made mine more hazy, but it keeps me sedated s...
Quetiapine/Seroquel but I have put on weight already and...
...manic or depressed again without it, ...admit that I do feel better with Quetiapine/Seroquel but I have put on weight already and ...the morning. I'm hoping to try lamotrigine/lamictal instea...
sucks, In doses below 100mg it is just an anti-histamine,...
Seroquel IMO sucks, In doses below 100mg ...doxylamine etc. I really dislike quetiapine, and would not recommend ...available. Only time's I've used seroquel was after a 96...
also take quetiapine (seroquel) and one of the side effects...
...all of your meds. I also take quetiapine (seroquel) and one of the side effects is increased thoughts of ...leave a message that you are having increased thoughts of suicide. He will probably te...
Seroquel really helped my...
...class='post entry-content Seroquel really helped my BP ...I currently am.  I take the generic, Quetiapine and with good insurance pay...
to Seroquel (Quetiapine) which doesn't have any adverse ef...
...have dysphoric ...my creativity and I would cheerfully press the red \"bye bye\" button on my condition without fear that I would lose any of my essence. The only problem I ...and went back ...
risk-free. I admit that Seroquel is better than the...
...other medications are involved. Seroquel might be safer than ...it completely risk-free. I admit that Seroquel is better than the bad ...I just had a bad reaction to quetiapine during th...
suddenly. It felt like I had a really bad flu for...
...same as you when i stopped quetiapine/seroquel suddenly. It felt like I had a really bad flu for about a...
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