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Risperidone

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Other Names: Risperdal   Risperdal Consta

Seroquel

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Other Names: Quetiapine   Seroquel XR
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
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Risperidone (pronounced ) is a second generation or atypical antipsychotic, sold under the trade name (Risperdal). It is used to treat schizophrenia (including adolescent schizophrenia), schizoaffective disorder, the mixed and manic states associat... 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 kelly
August 26, 2014
kelly wrote
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By alan
November 9, 2013
alan wrote
Quetiapine , and cognitive Impairment
Everyone has different reasons for insomnia and everyone's body reacts differently to meds. Its good to share experiences, but you have to learn for yourself what works best. Sometimes doctors are no help, other than providing access. I hadn't fallen asleep without meds for 15 years and tried most meds mentioned, along with every herb, otc, nonlegal alternatives. I can finally now fall asleep most nights on my own, but wake up in 3-4 hours. But that's progress. Good luck to you all.
Ron  |  August 28, 2014
I have been dealing with MDD and I started taking Seroquel a few weeks ago, 100 mg at bedtime. In addition, I have started taking Effexor; initially 37.5 mg twice a day, just switched to 50mg twice a day.
I feel as though I am just coming out of anesthesia, pretty much the entire day. I can't function normally. My head is in a fog and I don't feel safe driving. This is nuts. How am I supposed to hold down a job?
I am hoping hoping HOPING my body adjusts to these 2 meds, otherwise, I am asking
woolf  |  August 8, 2014
"It really doesn't make sense to me how drugs such as Quetiapine achieve their supposed "anti-psychotic" effects.

My first impression would be that antagonism of 5-HT2a receptors would worsen the negative symptoms of a psychosis by causing confusion and cognitive dissonance.

Also, wouldn't the anticholinergic effects of such drugs contribute to psychosis? Short-term memory impairment is perhaps the main underlying attribute of a psychosis -- wouldn't anticholinergic activity worsen problems
Of course it causes cognitive problems  |  August 3, 2014
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 Risperidone vs. Seroquel

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i gained weight on risperidone.. but i think it was healthy...
i gained weight on risperidone.. but i think it was ...little cause i thought the food was poisoned.. i gained weight on seroquel.. but i think thats healthy weight also.. cause i...
the risperidone is causing too many side effects and the...
...wants to change my meds.....Im going from 8mg risperidone daily to 6mg and seroquel is increasing to 600mg ...rational was that the risperidone is causing too many side effects and the seroquel...
the risperidone is causing too many side effects and the...
...wants to change my meds.....Im going from 8mg risperidone daily to 6mg and seroquel is increasing to 600mg ...rational was that the risperidone is causing too many side effects and the seroquel...
to figure out that it was what was causing the weight gain...
...i gained 50lbs on risperidone- unfortunately it took me so long to figure out that it was what was causing the weight gain, but when i did i swithched to another immediatly. seroquel seems to be t...
for a couple of months so had to go on risperidone which...
...zyprexa, risperidone and seroquel are safe anti-psychotics to take while pregnant. I tried going med free first but became unwell for a couple of months so had to go on risperidone which is workin...
nothing but make him more aggitated and have more anxiety....
...are anti-psychotics. My husband was first prescribed risperidone which did nothing but make him more aggitated and have more anxiety. He was changed to seroquel and that has helped a great...
resperidone which evne though it made me gain 60 pounds it...
...when i was in the hospital in inpatient......currently i'm on resperidone which evne though it made me gain 60 pounds it helps me A LOT......i hated seroquel because it made me so tired....but if...
VD was changed from Seroquel to Risperidone and level of...
...with VD was changed from Seroquel to Risperidone and level of ...even worse. From then he declined rapidly. From my personal experience Seroquel was working and Risperidone was not...
a rough time.... I'm on resperidone as well.... I don't...
...I'm on resperidone as well.... I don't find it affects me too badly... my pdoc wants is now changing my meds from resperidone to seroquel he says less weight gain with seroquel...who...
better results from Risperidone or Geodon. Seroquel just...
...had better results from Risperidone or Geodon. Seroquel just was too harsh for me. Even though I took it at night and it did help me sleep I ...want to say Seroquel is an evil drug but it affect...
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