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Can going off seroquel (quetiapine) cause flushes and sweats? I have had my hormones checked and it isn't menopause.

Can going off seroquel (quetiapine) cause flushes and sweats? I have had my hormones checked and it  isn't menopause.

Haven't heard of it: but doesn't mean it can't happen to someone. There is a discontinuation syndrome for SSRI and SNRI antidepressants that includes electric shock feelings, anxiety, insomnia and GI symptoms, and I have seen a few patients experience similar symptoms after stopping Seroquel (quetiapine) and similar drugs. Also headache. But never had anyone with flushes and sweats, but all things are possible. If no relief,see MD ...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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Husband going off seroquel (quetiapine) slowly started yesterday, how long to recover fully after completely off it. All exams of brain are great no damage. ?

Husband going off seroquel (quetiapine) slowly started yesterday, how long to recover fully after completely off it. All exams of brain are great no damage. ?

???: This depends on why the seroquel (quetiapine) was given, and whether it's now being tapered because his physicians feel it is no longer needed. If he is just stopping the medication without consulting his physicians, whatever basic problem he had will continue or worsen. I hope he will talk with his physicians about this plan, and ask their advice. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from going off of seroquel (quetiapine) and trileptal?

How long do side effects last from going off of seroquel (quetiapine) and trileptal?

Varies: If it was helping your sleep and you did not taper down slowly and did not replace than it will take long time to feel better . Seroquel (quetiapine) not only helps with depression mood swings also hep with sleep .Not sure Trileptal you were taking for seizure or mood stopping suddenly have risk of seizure ...Read more

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I have taken 1050mg of seroquel (quetiapine) all at once. what's going to happen?

Wouldnt be able to: wouldnt be able to tell. A lot of things go into answering that. How much do you weigh, what is your experience on antipsychotics, have you taken them for a long time, what is it treating, is it regular release or extended release, are you taking anything else, how long have you been on seroquel, (quetiapine) what is your usual dosage, what are some of the other medications youve been on, etc etc. more ...Read more

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Any advice? I have taken 1050mg of seroquel (quetiapine) all at once. What's going to happen?

Seroquel (quetiapine): If you did this intentionally to try to kill yourself, please go immediately to get help, call 911 or go to the ER. If this was unintentional, the amount 1050 mg is not much higher than the 800 mg maximum daily dose and unlikely to cause serious toxicity on its own (you could certainly be groggy/tired/sleep a long time). Without more information that is the most I can tell you. ...Read more

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Is it normal if after taking a seroquel (quetiapine) to feel a cold feeling in your head like you can feel it going around?

Is it normal if after taking a seroquel (quetiapine) to feel a cold feeling in your head like you can feel it going around?

No: But it doesn't mean anything serious. You describe what is most likely a changed experience of sensation, probably temporary, perhaps vigilantly heightened by the awareness of Seroquel (quetiapine). Not a harbinger of problems. ...Read more

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I have a Personality and Unreality disorder and i take Seroquel (quetiapine) XR half of it no symptoms but does this disorder go away in time?

I have a Personality and Unreality disorder and i take Seroquel (quetiapine) XR half of it no symptoms but does this disorder go away in time?

Sometimes: Medication alone will not cure these disorders. It will put the symptoms into remission. One must find the cause of these problems and change the underlying conflicts to cure the problem. This is usually done in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

Antipsychotic pill: It's an antipsychotic pill use to treat bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine, serotonin (5-ht2) receptors. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Antipsychotic: Seraquel xr is an extended release version of a drug called quetiapine fumarate. It's in a class of drugs sometimes used to treat schizophrenia. It can also be helpful as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder and as an adjunct to antidepressant therapy for major depression. ...Read more

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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