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I'm on seroquel, 50 mg and wanting to add latuda (lurasidone) during the day, what dosage should I take and does latuda (lurasidone) work well with seroquel?

I'm on seroquel, 50 mg and wanting to add latuda (lurasidone) during the day, what dosage should I take and does latuda (lurasidone) work well with seroquel?

Caution: Taking 2 antipsychotic medications always need more careful monitoring despite small doses. Many prescriber use Seroquel (quetiapine) for insomnia. It has metabolic side effect. And now adding another antipsychotic is not good choice. Discuss with your doctor about maximize one mardicatpn before taking 2 mediations. ...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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I have a thought disorder and am on seroquel XR 200mg and 60mg latdua how long will it take latuda (lurasidone) to kick in?

I have a thought disorder and am on seroquel XR 200mg and 60mg latdua how long will it take latuda (lurasidone) to kick in?

Latuda (lurasidone): May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possible 2 to 3 months to see full effects.
REF: https://www. Nami. Org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Lurasidone ...Read more

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Which is better for bi polar seroquel or latuda (lurasidone)?

Which is better for bi polar seroquel or latuda (lurasidone)?

It depends: It depends on what's happening with you at the current time. Both seroquel and Latuda (lurasidone) are good antipsychotics, but seroquel has the official fda indication as monotherapy for bipolar mania. Latuda (lurasidone) does not have this, but does have official fda indication as monotherapy for bipolar depression (seroquel has this also). Please talk with your psychiatrist about your specific case. ...Read more

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I am bi polar1 n take seroquel 600mg but wanted to know if latuda (lurasidone) is better than seroquel? Does it make you sleepy like seroquel?

I am bi polar1 n take seroquel 600mg but wanted to know if latuda (lurasidone) is better than seroquel? Does it make you sleepy like seroquel?

Bipolar treatment.: Somnolence is reported in up to 57% of patients who take seroquel. Insomnia may occur in up to 11% of patients taking Latuda. So, although Latuda might cause you to feel sleepy - but it may be less than the seroquel. One is not necessariy better than the other. Your doctor can do a trial to see which is giving you more benefit. ...Read more

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44yo f w/thought dis. On latuda, (lurasidone) seroquel, lamtical, vibryd, etc. < than 2w before menstation mood get violtile. Could hormones be needed to stabilize?

44yo f w/thought dis. On latuda, (lurasidone) seroquel, lamtical, vibryd, etc. < than 2w before menstation mood get violtile. Could hormones be needed to stabilize?

Most likely although: This case might be more complicated than it seems. The data you provide is insufficient to determine if mood swings are related to hormones only, or if she suffers of a rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Severely mentally ill individuals particularly with personality disorders, and maybe medical conditions require stabilization in their environment as well as a closely monitored drug treatment. ...Read more

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Is seroquel or latuda (lurasidone) best for bipolar? I take 600mg but I think my body is use to it....

Is seroquel or latuda (lurasidone) best for bipolar? I take 600mg but I think my body is use to it....

Well...: Can't say one is better the the other as a whole. Individual response varies and is difficulty to prefect. In general seroquel will have a higher risk of sedation and weight gain Latuda (lurasidone) needs to be taken with fodd to ensure it's completely absorbed from the digestive tract. ...Read more

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Atypicals-zyprexa-latuda-seroquel etc. Or anticonvultants-depakote-tegretol-lamictal etc. Which are harder on your liver?

Atypicals-zyprexa-latuda-seroquel etc. Or anticonvultants-depakote-tegretol-lamictal etc. Which are harder on your liver?

Liver function: Medications are often metabolized in the liver and their safety depends on its integrity. Tegretol induces its own metabolism. Depakote increases the amount of ammonia. Zyprexa, seroquel and Latuda (lurasidone) are metabolized by different metabolic pathways by citochrome p450 enzymes. Lamictal is glucuronized. The risk of liver disease due to these drugs depends on the dose of meds and the liver capacity. ...Read more

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Zyprexa, seroquel, risperdal, Abilify all can have porential risk of raising blood sugar...Does latuda (lurasidone) carry this risk also. Not to familiar with it?

Zyprexa, seroquel, risperdal, Abilify all can have porential risk of raising blood sugar...Does latuda (lurasidone) carry this risk also. Not to familiar with it?

Latuda (lurasidone) Diabetes: Between five and 12% of patients studied on Latuda (lurasidone) developed blood sugar levels greater than 126 during the study period. A lot of this has to do with the various doses and it was not a linear increase with the doses studied. ...Read more

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I am diabetic refuse to use seroquil or zyprexa abilify. Dr started mr on 20 latuda (lurasidone). is this a good choice or basically the same old same old?

Could be: Latuda (lurasidone) is a relatively new medication that is often used in treating bipolar disorder or in augmenting the effects of other antidepressants. As with all medications, how it, works for you may be different than how it works for others. One benefit is that it is weight neutral. With your diabetes, zyprexa is not an option. It is also not sedating like seroquil. Give it a try. ...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?

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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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect, can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Depends on dose: Up to 100 mg Seroquel (quetiapine) is primarily an antihistamine and sometimes used for insomnia or anxiety though these are not FDA approved uses. 200-400 mg has been approved for bipolar depression. 600-800 mg is used for psychotic symptoms like paranoia or hallucinations ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) prescribed for?

Several: Medicatins, especially those used in the Neuro and psychiatric field, have multiple uses, so Seroquel (quetiapine) is used to address Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression amongst other disorders and each has its medication protocol specific for that disorder. See your Doctor ...Read more

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What are the effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Mood and psychosis: Seroquel (quetiapine) is approved for the treatment of bipolar (it is one of the few agents approved to treat depression in bipolar), treatment resistant depression and schizophrenia. At different doses it seems to work well for different conditions. The anti-manic and anti-psychotic effects were expected based on its effects on blocking dopamine. The antidepressant effects may be due to an active metabolite. ...Read more

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Can 200mg of seroquel be crushed and then taken?

It depends.: Seroquel immediate release tablets may be crushed, but Seroquel XR (extended-release) tablets should not be crushed. This is because extended-release medications are designed to release slowly, and by crushing the tablet, you may receive the total dosage all at once and/or not the way it was designed. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) addictive?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) addictive?

No.: You might get in the habit of taking it and find it emotionally useful or find that it improves your sleep, but addictive it is not. ...Read more

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Does seroquel (quetiapine) cause hairloss?

Does seroquel (quetiapine) cause hairloss?

336 cases reported: Www. Ehealthme. Com/ds/seroquel (quetiapine)/hair+loss
could seroquel (quetiapine) cause hair loss? We studied 65, 391 seroquel (quetiapine) users from fda and social media. Among them, 336 have hair loss. See who they are, when they have it and more. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) be very sedating?

Yes: It can be very sedating although the dose is a contributing factor to the relative degree that it is sedating and if given at bedtime the negative impact of its sedating effects can be minimized and concentrated more in the evening. ...Read more

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Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause akathisia?

Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause akathisia?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Can cause akathisia, although it is rare. It's been reported in the literature especially in patients who are particularly prone to developing what's called "extrapyramidal" or this type of uncomfortable restless side effect. ...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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Side effects of using seroquel (quetiapine)?

Side effects of using 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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Does seroquel (quetiapine) affect the fetus?

It can: The symptoms of eps and withdrawal in newborns may include agitation, abnormally increased or decreased muscle tone, tremor, sleepiness, severe difficulty breathing, and difficulty in feeding. In some newborns, the symptoms subside within hours or days and do not require specific treatment; other newborns may require longer hospital stays:
www. Wellsphere. Com/wellpage/seroquel-and-pregnancy. ...Read more

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Could I take seroquel (quetiapine) sublingual?

Check: I do not know of such a delivery system for this medication. Ask your pharmacist. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) be used for children?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Off label use, preferably by a certified child psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause bursts of anger?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause bursts of anger?

Seroquel (quetiapine): According to Drugs. Com, possible side effects may include: psychosis, hallucinations, paranoid reactions, delusions, manic reaction, depersonalization, catatonic reaction, emotional lability, suicide attempt, and euphoria." So, bursts of anger is possible. Please let your prescribing physician/ psychiatrist know asap. ...Read more

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Could you take unisom with seroquel (quetiapine)?

Generally safe: These medications are generally safe if your doctor/prescriber is aware and advising you. There certainly could be a combined sedating effect that could cause oversleeping or excessive groggy feeling. Do not add additional sleep medication without your doctor knowing. ...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