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which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Several: There are several other atypical antipsychotic medications that could be used -- including risperdal, geodon, (ziprasidone) abilify, and zyprexa.
Dr. Robert Woods
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Depends Upon Need: Seroquel (generic quetiapine) is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar depression and mania, and to augment antidepressants in patients who have major depression. Seroquel belongs to a class called atypical antipsychotics. Other members include abilify, geodon, (ziprasidone) risperdal, and zyprexa. Each of these have indications similar to seroquel, but each is different and may not work for everyone.
Dr. Shah Nawaz
Psychiatry 35 years experience
So many option: There are aany better option available with less side effects depend what is reason for taking medications . Seroquel (quetiapine) is used for depression and bipolar lot of people use off label for sleep. Talk to your psychiatrist there are lot of option available with less side effects.
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
Psychiatry 39 years experience
Depends on dx: There are many other antipsychotic meds, seroquel is very sedating. Less sedating are abilify, saphris (asenapine) and some older meds for psychosis like trilafon. If it is for bipolar disorder, non antipsychotic mood stabilizers such as lithium, Depakote and Lamictal can be tried either alone or as add-on to lower doses of seroquel. Combining meds allows lower doses to be used with enhance effect.

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