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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

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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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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At what dose is seroquel (quetiapine) a mood stabilizer?

At what dose is seroquel (quetiapine) a mood stabilizer?

Mood stabilization: It depends on the person really. Whatever works clinically, that's where it is. ...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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Is it possible to be on seroquel (quetiapine) for a long time and gotten tardive dykeniasia?

Is it possible to be on seroquel (quetiapine) for a long time and gotten tardive dykeniasia?

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

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

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

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Will seroquel (quetiapine) cause man breasts?

Will seroquel (quetiapine) cause man breasts?

Reported: Seroquel
Seroquel (latest outcomes from 79,001 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder.

Breast enlargement
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

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) cause memory loss?

Does seroquel (quetiapine) cause memory loss?

Not directly: Seroquel (quetiapine) can be sedating, and this could cause problems registering information to begin with. Then you'd have trouble remembering it later. But seroquel (quetiapine) does not directly alter memory function. ...Read more

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Will seroquel (quetiapine) lead to weight gain?

Not necessarily but: Up to 28% of people do gain weight on Seroquel (quetiapine). Also, know that this is a dose dependent phenomenon, where higher doses tends to lead to more weight gain. Though if you are vigilant about your eating and activity habits, you can minimize this issue. ...Read more

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Can you take seroquel (quetiapine) with flexeril?

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

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Hi docs, would 1200 mg seroquel (quetiapine) harm me?

Harm: 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

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Is it ok to take seroquel (quetiapine) while pregnant?

Is it ok to take seroquel (quetiapine) while pregnant?

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

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Why can't I sleep without medicine quetiapine fumarate?

Why can't I sleep without medicine quetiapine fumarate?

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

Dr. Prakash Deedwania
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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


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