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Should someone take seroquel (quetiapine) and metoprolol?

Should someone take seroquel (quetiapine) and metoprolol?

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

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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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Do you know anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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Can you tell me anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

Can you tell me anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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How much weight could i expect to lose if i quit seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Seroquel (quetiapine): Depends on how long u have been on seroquel (quetiapine) and how many pounds gained. Most likely, with life style changes, u would drop the extra pounds gained, but word of caution, do not stop seroquel (quetiapine) without consulting your prescribing doctor. ...Read more

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Is it normal for seroquel (quetiapine) tolerance to build up really quickly?

Is it normal for seroquel (quetiapine) tolerance to build up really quickly?

Sedation-Yes: You should become tolerant to the sedation from seroquel (quetiapine) very quickly. Otherwise we would not be able to get people to therapeutic doses of even 800mg. The sedation usually maxes out at 200mg. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could just stop taking seroquel (quetiapine) altogether?

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

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Took seroquel (quetiapine) 9hrs ago and I still feel as if I were drugged. Help? Is this normal?

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

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I am looking for a generic for seroquel (quetiapine). I believe it is serez. Is it as effective and safe?

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

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Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

All medications: Have a potential to cause side effects. But i really need to know what you are experiencing to say whether it could be related to the seroquel (quetiapine). ...Read more

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What are other medications similar to seroquel/quetiapine?

Antipsychotics: Other medications considered in the same class include: Zyprexa/olanzapine, Risperdal/risperidone, Geodon/ziprasidone, Abilify/aripiprazole, Latuda/lurasidone. They all have some common properties but can be very different in their effect from one person to the next. ...Read more

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Thoughts? Could seroquel (quetiapine) show up on drug test?

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

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Is it ok to break seroquel (quetiapine) X-ray pills in half?

Is it ok to break seroquel (quetiapine) X-ray pills in half?

No: This is an extended release (xr) pill, so it should not be broken in half because a large amount of seroquel (quetiapine) is likely to be released into you body all at once. ...Read more

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What are the better known side effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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What are the most common side effects of taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Somnolence: Somnolence is so common that it is used by some drs for sleep problems. Weight gain is also a frequent side effect. All other less frequent side effects should be also discussed with your prescribing dr; the comprehensive list is available online. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

What is the definition or description of: Seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

Depends: Very high dose -- "overdose"-- will cause a coma or blood pressure problems or cardiac problems. At lower doses it can make one too sleepy, as a common side effect. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the negative side effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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Metoprolol (Definition)

Metoprolol belongs to the calss of medications know as beta-blockers. It has many functions, including lowering pulse and blood pressure. It can also be used in people who have weak heart muscles to stop/slow the progression of the disease and perhaps even ...Read more


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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