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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is it a good idea to take quetiapine for sleep?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Quetiapine: Seroquel (quetiapine) is used for psychotic symptoms, mania, depression, and at low doses for sleep on as needed basis. Not recommend use for insomnia on regular basis due to weight gain & excess sedation the next morning.
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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry 37 years experience
Not usually: Seroquel (brand name for quetiapine) is a 2nd generation or "atypical" anti-psychotic. It is likely to help insomnia, but it's not fda approved for this. Many feel such medicines are overprescribed given their potential risks, e.g. "metabolic syndrome". Maybe you could ask your doc about prescription & non-prescription alternatives? See: http://tinyurl.Com/8lgsq4e.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Seroquel (quetiapine): Purely for sleep, not advised, since side effects outweigh benefits.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 11, 2019

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