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Beta Blocker Metoprolol Quetiapine Seroquel
Should be OK: There are no drug interactions. Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause orthostatic hypotension (fainting when you stand up suddenly) and metoprolol could worsen that effect. So caution is advised. First few days after starting or increasing a medication be careful about sitting and standing up slowly. And make sure all your doctors know about all your medications. ...Read more
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
Hi im on metoprolol 25mg and take quetiapine 25mg when I can't sleep. I have atril fib and just want to make sure its safe?
YES: Do not take these medications at the same time. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) is an "atypical antipsychotic". It tends to be sedating but is effective for a variety of psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression (here typically as an add-on treatment). It is often prescribed for uses other than the official indications, such as for insomnia, controlling agitation, and for severe anxiety. It has many possible side effects. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine): Oversedation and wt. Gain are common.Get a more detailed answer ›
It is antipsychotic:
Quetiapine (seroquel) is a short-acting atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder.
Very common adverse effects include dry mouth, dizziness, headache and somnolence (drowsiness). Other are high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, high pulse rate and high blood cholesterol. ...Read more
Discontinuing med: It is recommended to discuss with your doctor/prescriber before discontinuing a medication. If/when you do this, it is recommended to taper/slowly lower the dose over several days at a time especially if you are taking a higher dose of the medication. Your doctor may be able to offer you an alternative medication that is better suited for you. ...Read more
Yep: I assume this is the first dose you've taken? Seroquel (quetiapine) can definitely cause grogginess for a while and the time depends on the patient. This side effect usually wears off as your body adjusts to the medication. If it is unmanageable you can talk to your doctor about lowering the dose and tapering up slowly. ...Read more
Is there a generic for seroquel (quetiapine)? And if there is when would it be available for the public.
I am looking for a generic for seroquel (quetiapine). I believe it is serez. Is it as effective and safe?
Generally yes: Generics have been shown to vary in their absorption from the brand - try it and find out and if you begin to have problems report them to your doctor. ...Read more
Mood stabilization: It depends on the person really. Whatever works clinically, that's where it is. ...Read more
Not conventional UDS: Quetiapine is not commonly checked in urine drug profiles. At times quetiapine can cause false positive results for narcotics like Methadone although this is rare. However, if you are surreptitiously taking quetiapine to either abuse it directly or to help you sleep after using substances of abuse then refraining from doing so would be important to protect your health. ...Read more
Nausea and others: Dizziness, nausea, drowsiness, tiredness, constipation. Weight gain, increased blood sugar levels leading to diabetes, involuntary movements of lips, tongue, mouth, limbs (tardive dyskinesia) , increased amount of prolactin hormone which can cause men to develop breasts and women to produce breast milk. Sudden death in elderly has also been reported. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Seroquel (quetiapine) has a wide range of doses from as little as 25mg to over 1000mg that can be used safely. Some people are very sensitive and may od on doses that others need. It is a very potent sedating and anticholinergic med, & excess use may result in dry mouth, constipation, and irregular heart beats. Some people get very hungry and gain wt. All meds in class get blood sugars and lipids tests. ...Read more
It is possible: Although newer antipsychotic medications are less likely to cause extrapyramidal symptoms such as tardive dyskinesia, Seroquel/quetiapine does have this risk, especially if take for a long time and at a high dose. This is why it is important for a doctor to monitor a patient for abnormal movements and only use a medication if benefits outweigh risks. ...Read more
No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read more
Seroquel (latest outcomes from 79,001 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.
Breast enlargement (latest reports from 7,766 patients) has been reported by people with enlarged prostate, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure.
On Jul, 12, 2014: 76,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 26 people (0.03%) have Breast Enlargement. They amount to 0.34% of all the 7,744 people who have Breast Enlargement on eHealthMe. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: Many drugs have interactions with each other and that includes this combination. Both of these meds. Have a "sedative" like effect and the combination is at minimum additive. If you have been on one medication for some time than the second will likely be less prone to cause an issue than were you to start both at the same time. This is an issue that a professional should be actively managing. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine): Yes.Get a more detailed answer ›
There are risks and benefits in all meds we take. When benefits are more we take the meds.If this is the dose that brought stability, then it must be the right med. The risks are, it can make your diabetes worse, cholesterol high, some changes in ekg. If your md is keeping tract of your weight, gets blood work etc checked and, treat if sayeth the blood. You should be fine
try not to gain wt. ...Read more
Yes and no: Use of any medication during pregnancy is murky. If not life sustaining, it is best to avoid any medication during the first three months. For the 2nd and 3rd three months it is a risk benefit decision. Seroquel (quetiapine) as a mood stabilizer or anti psychotic may be worth the risk to avoid mania or a psychotic break. As an augmenting drug in depression i believe is not as there are safer alternatives. ...Read more
Answer: You should talk to your prescribiung doctor. Itcould be as simple as your body is used to the med. But you should not be experimanting with out talking to your doctor. ...Read more
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