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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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I took Seroquel (quetiapine) for 5 months, I stopped taking it 6 months ago, yet, all of the side effects still remain, penis shrinkage, uncoordinated etc. why?

I took Seroquel (quetiapine) for 5 months, I stopped taking it 6 months ago, yet, all of the side effects still remain, penis shrinkage, uncoordinated etc. why?

Possibly not related: If no Seroquel (quetiapine) for 6 months, yet have concerning symptoms, it is very unlikely that the Seroquel (quetiapine) had anything to do with those symptoms, EVEN IF they showed up at the same time as you started Seroquel (quetiapine). Talk to your doctor, and reassess the entire picture of your health. As an aside, more people with ADHD are finding that they may be gluten- or milk-intolerant; discuss a milk-gluten free diet. ...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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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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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

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

Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is 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