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Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Seroquel (quetiapine) isn't supposed to be used for sleep I take it though the only med that works I take Adderall for ADHD what mg should be taken with seroquel (quetiapine)?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Seroquel (quetiapine) isn't supposed to be used for sleep I take it though the only med that works I take Adderall for ADHD what mg should be taken with seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel/Adderall: Dose of Adderall is decided by your prescribing doctor who knows u better than any of us. That dose is not dependent on how much seroquel (quetiapine) u r on. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Definition)

Quetiapine (brand seroquel) is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication. It is fda approved to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and as an adjunct with antidepressants in the treatment of major depressive disorder. Serious side effects include tardive dyskinesia, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, and metabolic syndrome with weight gain, risk of ...Read more


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I have adhd, bipolar, schizophrenia and ptsd. I take 200mg of seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep but gained weight I used to weigh 164 now 230 are other meds to sleep?

I have adhd, bipolar, schizophrenia and ptsd. I take 200mg of seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep but gained weight I used to weigh 164 now 230 are other meds to sleep?

Prazosin: You can add in prazosin for your ptsd. This will help with nightmares. Then you can pretty much select the antipsychotic medication of your choice and should be able to get a good nights sleep. Discuss this option with your psychiatrist and discuss with him or her what they think would be the best alternative antipsychotic for you. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause gerd?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause gerd?

Possibly, not often: GERD is not a common side effect but it has been reported. GERD is not unusual in our over-stressed society with modern day eating habits and this is especially true in people with emotional disorders. So, it could arise w/out Seroquel (quetiapine). Here's a lot of good advice: http://web-gerd. Com/SelfHelp. Htm
Best wishes! ...Read more

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Could seroquel (quetiapine) cause weight loss?

Could seroquel (quetiapine) cause weight loss?

Yes, it can, but: It has been reported infrequently. More common is the scenario where a patient was switched from a medication that caused a lot of weight gain to seroquel (quetiapine) and weight loss occurred because of the absence of the weight inducing agent. If your weight loss is sudden and unexpected, please check with your doctor to rule out other physical causes including hyperthyroidism, etc. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How will seroquel (quetiapine) affect my sex drive?

How will seroquel (quetiapine) affect my sex drive?

Probably not at all.: Reports of impact on libido (sex drive) are very rare and increases are much more reported than decreases. Less than 1 in 1, 000 had a loss of libido. Between 1 in 100 and 1 in a 1, 000 report increased drive. Don't worry about that. Other side effects are more troubling and you might ask your doctor about what to watch for to report to them immediately if you notice them. Best! ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) act as a mood stabilizer?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) act as a mood stabilizer?

Yes: Seroquel (quetiapine) was initially developed to treat Schizophrenia. However, because of its effects on the serotonin as well as dopamine systems in the brain, it has been found to be an effective mood stabilizer. ...Read more

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How is seroquel similar to seconal (secobarbital)?

Completely different: Seconal (secobarbital) is a barbiturate and seroquel is an antipsychotic that is used in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and at lower doses for depression (in combination with an antidepressant). ...Read more

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Is it safe to take 25 mg of seroquel if I'm pregnant?

Is it safe to take 25 mg of seroquel if I'm pregnant?

Individual case: Psychiatric medications like Seroquel should be reviewed with your treating physician. Each case must be individualized. The known risk of not treating a disease must be weighed against the theoretical risk of exposure. You and your doctor can decide together if the benefits of the medications outweigh the potential risks. ...Read more

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Can Seroquel (quetiapine) help with suicidal thoughts?

Can Seroquel (quetiapine) help with suicidal thoughts?

Need more info.: You need to be seen for an evaluation to determine what's causing suicidal thoughts and depression. Treatment including meds will follow assessment. Each person is different and often complicated. Seroquel (quetiapine) may help with psychotic symptoms, eg, hallucinations, delusional thoughts. An antidepressant and/or other treatment may be better for you. Please go to urgent care or ER now for help. Be safe. ...Read more

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How effective is seroquel (quetiapine) for depression?

How effective is seroquel (quetiapine) for depression?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown effective add-on treatment for depression in bipolar do. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) safe to take during pregnancy?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) safe to take during pregnancy?

Depends: The decision to continue Seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) which can have effects during a pregnancy, should involve your prescribing MD working closely with your obstetrician. Generally atypical antipsychotics are relatively safe in pregnancy. That being said, have both doctors confer about the best course for you if you want to continue the Seroquel (quetiapine). Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

What is the treatment for seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

ER: Induced vomiting and activated charcoal, but the most important thing is to seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram): Depending on dose, some sedation, nausea, headache. However, the two have been used together for depression. ...Read more

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Which is best for anxiety: seroquel (quetiapine) or risperdal?

Which is best for anxiety: seroquel (quetiapine) or risperdal?

Neither: Although Seroquel (quetiapine) and Risperdal (risperidone) both strongly reduce anxiety, neither are first-line treatments, as their side-effect risks are too great. For most people, better treatments for anxiety include non-drugs like psychotherapy, relaxation training, mindfulness mediation, etc, or SSRI antidepressants (which also treat anxiety), Buspar, (buspirone) or "benzo" tranquilizers. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take seroquel (quetiapine) 150mg while pregnant.

Talk to your doctor.: Seroquel (quetiapine) is considered a "category c" drug, meaning not recommended in pregnancy because of adverse outcomes in animal testing. Seroquel (quetiapine) appears to increase the risk of miscarriage in animal studies. But discuss this at length with your prescriber to decide what is best both for you and your baby. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose of seroquel (quetiapine) fir bi polar?

What is the highest dose of seroquel (quetiapine) fir bi polar?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Dose of seroquel (quetiapine) can be 300-600mg/day in divided doses. Some do well with less. Maximum dose is 800mg/day. ...Read more

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Could you take benedryl with klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Could you take benedryl with klonopin and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Caution -sedation: The more medications the greater the concern about drug-drug interactions :how your body "treats" the medicine;how one drug affects the effectiveness of another; &additive side effects. For example, Seroquel, Klonopin & Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can each be sedating & all three together may be too much. Tell your doctor all the medications &supplements you take so you can work together to for relief & safety ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) a bad choice if you have a heart condition?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) a bad choice if you have a heart condition?

Antipsychotic: A second generation antipsychotic use to treat schizophrenia an bipolar disorders in usa. An increase risk of tachycardia, hypotension, diabetes, weight gain and increase cholesterol. The drug should be use with caution in patient with heart failure. The physician and the patient should take above side effects in consideration and if use, close follow will be needed. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use concerta and seroquel (quetiapine) at the same day?

Concerta: Concerta in A.M. & seroquel (quetiapine) at bedtime. Close monitoring by your prescribing doctor is advised. ...Read more

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Is it okay to use cymbalta, (duloxetine) Valium and seroquel together?

Is it okay to use cymbalta, (duloxetine) Valium and seroquel together?

Yes: The risks beyond the individual drug side effects include rare cases of serotonin syndrome. (see wikipedia for explanation.), and the combined sedating and reaction--time impairing effects of the medications in combination main message is to be extra careful driving or operating machinery. Leave more distance than usual between you and the car in front of you. Do not drink while on this combination. ...Read more

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Is it safe to combine seroquel (quetiapine) 150mg. And temazepam 30 mg?

Yes: Just be careful when you get up in the middle of the night. Dangle your legs over the side of the bed and sit there for 30 to 60 seconds before getting up so that you do not get lightheaded from the seroquel (quetiapine). As with all medications be careful driving and operating machinery until you are sure exactly what the effect of the medications is on your body. ...Read more

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Will celexa help get me off seroquel (quetiapine)? Is it sedating enough?

Will celexa help get me off seroquel (quetiapine)? Is it sedating enough?

Not enough info: Seroquel (quetiapine) is an atypical anti-psychotic medication with lots of psychiatric uses. Its one of a generation of medications that are both powerful in their effectivness and less problematic in terms of potential side effects as the medications they have replaced. There will be side effects from discontinuation and for that reason we taper the drug slowly to minimize this. Celexa is an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Can you get adjusted to Seroquel (quetiapine) and it not make you sleepy?

Habituation: To side effects depend upon the dose of the med, one's history, and factors that may be unpredictable. They may take time for one to adjust to a particular side effect such as sedation with a medication. If seroquel (quetiapine) is too sedating and this is not improving, please discuss with your provider about either adjusting the dose, or switching to another agent that is less sedating.
Good luck! ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps you sleep better, ativan or seroquel (quetiapine)?

Hmm: Each person responds differently. Each med has their pro's & their con's. There is no one size fits all response for this. You would need to take them to see how they impacted your personally. ...Read more

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Will taking seroquel (quetiapine) cause depersonalization and derealization?

Will taking seroquel (quetiapine) cause depersonalization and derealization?

SE's: I did not find these listed as possible side effects. However, it is common to use seroquel (quetiapine) for depresonalization &/or derealization. ...Read more

Dr. Carla Enriquez
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Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (Adhd) (Definition)

A bio-psycho-social disorder characterized by inattentiveness, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. ADHD typically interferes with daily functioning or mental and social development. It is usually present in childhood, continuing into adulthood, and is genetically transmitted. ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Seroquel (Definition)

Seroquel is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug ...Read more