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Rivotril

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Other Names: Clonazepam   Klonopin   Clonotril

Seroquel

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Other Names: Quetiapine   Seroquel XR
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 4,699 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Clonazepam is a benzodiazepine drug having anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, and anxiolytic properties. It is marketed by Hoffmann-La Roche under the trade name Klonopin in the United States and Rivotril in Australia, Brazil, Canada and Europe... 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
seroquil
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By lablanche
August 1, 2014
lablanche wrote
haldol vs seroquel
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July 30, 2014
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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 Rivotril vs. Seroquel

136 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
My doctor put me on Rivotril and it helped a lot..I haven't...
...what you mean. I experienced horrible weight gain with seroquel. My doctor put me on Rivotril and it helped a lot..I haven't gained...
and 0.5mg of Rivotril that made me sleep like a baby....
...of Rivotril that made me ...insane with insomnia.  so as soon as he's back from vacation, I'm going to ask to be put back on the Seroquel.  It's the only thing that makes me sleep well these day...
i don't take my meds. anymore make me so stoned can't work...
...rivotril.. ) I NEED TO BE HIGH i don't take my meds. anymore make me so stoned can't work ...seroquel on an high dose really scared and 'maq ball' too. and my beautiful nightmare now.. i got...
on Lilly-fluxotine, Rivotril & Lamictin. Sending...
...so much weight when I was on Seroquel. It ...& am currently on Lilly-fluxotine, Rivotril & Lamic...
sleep. Rivotril doesn't do anything anymore. Help. I...
...Sleep I'm already on 200mg seroquel and I still cant sleep. Rivotril doesn't do anything anymore. Help. I also want...
psych they said that teeth clenching is not a side effect...
...and I got Rivotril for it. But last time I was at the psych they said that teeth clenching is not a side effect if any of...
I take docteur leblanc flat stomach and it work well......
...seroquel plus rivotril I take docteur leblanc flat stomach and it work well... it come...
). Your Doctor will know. This is probably the worst...
...the mucus. Also the Anti-depression meds will give you a solid sleep (Remeron, Rivotril Seroquel ). Your Doctor will know. This is probably the worst of it you are in now, and it will be a s...
Rivotril in Australia was helpful for a couple of my CFS/ME...
...recommended Klonopin for some of the CFS/ME issues ...cant take seroquel without it really knocking me about), Klonopin known as Rivotril in Australia was helpful for a couple of my CFS/ME sympt...
3 experiences with seroquel and i found it to be an amazing...
i disagree. i've had 3 experiences with seroquel and i found it to be an amazing drug. if you made me pick between a 2 mg rivotril or a 100 mg seroquel i'd have a hard time...
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