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Medicine For Quetiapine Allergy
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
I have been taking garcinia cambogia for two days while taking seroquel and wellbutrin (bupropion) now I have a rash down my upper left arm is that an allergy?
Could be a rash: Yes, you could have an allergy to the last thing you added, the garcinia. How about stopping that and see if the rash clears. If so, you have your answer. ...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 without talking to your doctor. ...Read more
I want to know if the mechanism of action of these drugs is the same: quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole?
No: The mechanism of action differs in all 3 (aripiprazole, quetiapine & ziprasidone) ... However, the main therapeutic target for This is D2 (a type of Dopamine) so in that way they are all similar. How each of the drugs influences the other neurotransmitter systems is where the differences arise. Hope that helps! ...Read more
I just wanted to know which medicine is more sedating and better for sleep seroquel (quetiapine) or methoprazine (nozinan)?
Are there appetite suppressants? I take seroquel (quetiapine) it's the only stronger medicine that helps me sleep but I gain weight I lost 54 pounds on suppressant
Appetite suppression: Yes, there are appetite suppressants that can be prescribed -- but can also aggravate other symptoms. I believe you wrote about having been on adipex previously. Other possible helps could be topomax and metformin -- not really "appetite suppressants" but may help with weight gain. Best of all is for you to increase activity and review your foods carefully with a nutritionist. Be well. ...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
Sexual side effects: It is best not to add another medication to treat a side effect of a medication. However, if you are doing wonderfully on Seroquel (quetiapine) except for this side effect, some ideas include off-label use of low-dose Wellbutrin/bupropion or as-needed Periactin/cyproheptadine or as-needed Viagra/sildenafil if it is erectile dysfunction. You could try to lower the dose of Seroquel (quetiapine) as well. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any drugs I can take to counteract seroquel (quetiapine) side effects?
Side effects of med: It is best not to add another medication to treat a side effect of a medication. However, there can be medication that could be added depending on the specific type of side effect (there can be many). Also, you could try lowering the dose of the medication as this sometimes reduces side effect. ...Read more
Can you tell me if there are any drugs I can take to counteract seroquel (quetiapine) side effects?
Sexual side effects: It is best not to add another medication to treat a side effect of a medication. However, there can be medication that could be added depending on the specific type of side effect (there can be many). Also, you could try lowering the dose of the medication as this sometimes reduces side effect. ...Read more
Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause you to feel nothing when ejaculating? This has never happened to me before and I started the medicine recently.
Talk to your doctor: It is possible to have sexual dysfunction associated with many psychiatric medications. These side effects include erectile dysfunction, delayed orgasm and loss of orgasm. Years ago a particular antipsychotic was known for retrograde ejaculation. It was thought it may be a form of birth control. In your case, talk to your doctor about your medication. You have several options. This is reversible. ...Read more
I've taken 100mg seroquel (quetiapine) for a month and have begun tapering off by 12.5mg how long will the drug stay in my system after I stop taking it fully?
Which medication can cut appetite? I'm on seroquel (quetiapine) no other medicine makes me sleep I was tortured when I was a kid so hard for me to sleep without it
Are there any medicine that can suppress appetite while on seroquel (quetiapine) diet and exercise won't work its known to mess with weight I used to be 164 now 218?
Yes, but: The combination can cause increased CNS depression. There is an additive risk of hypotension. The qtc interval can be prolonged causing heart rhythm problems and even death. An ekg should definitely be checked if you're going to be on both of them. There is an increased risk for psychomotor impairment. There is also an increased risk of overheating. ...Read more
I am taking seroxat 40mg seroquel (quetiapine) 300mg and zanax 1mg so I am asking if these drugs mess with my seroxat?
Spelling??: I tried to enter your meds on a computerized database that matches drugs with interactions but it did not recognize "seroxat". ...Read more
Will it kill me, reduce, or lessen/strengthen the effects of acid (the drug) if im on celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?
Problematic: Wow! Since you are expressing concern about the effect of the acid and not the seroquel (quetiapine) or Celexa that speaks volumes about your priorities. The use of acid may render your psychiatric treatment ineffective. This is a reciped for disaster. Please get help from an addiction specialist & inform your prescribing physician about acid us. ...Read more
Is there a generic for the drug seroquel (quetiapine) yet? If not, what is a cheaper alternative for it to treat bi-polar disorder?
I know that seroquel (quetiapine) is known for weight gain but I might have to take it. Does the drug just cause weight gain or does it simply increase appetite?
↑es Appetite: Careful "have to". Given the history of some successes with single molecule treatments for some ailments, humans have promoted this strategy for many issues. However, given the complexity of soul?mind?brain, this strategy rarely works very well for mind issues, though widely promoted as easy. A stronger focus on addressing internal memories/issues/beliefs/drivers ;?ed use of drugs might be better. ...Read more
Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?
Why would a Dr prescribed Baclofen for help in drug use and urges? Also, would is cause drowsy if taken with seroquel (quetiapine) (for sleep)?
What is a cheaper drug, I am currently using seroquel (quetiapine) but I do not have insurance anymore and the generic for it is expensive, for bi polar disorder?
Patient Assistance: You may qualify for the patient assistance program from the drug company astra zeneca. Go to their website and check it out. There will be some forms to fill out and places for your dr to sign. Then, you could qualify to receive the seroquel (quetiapine) free of charge. ...Read more
What are other strong medicine besides seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep? I take 200mg of seroquel (quetiapine) gained weight I had a sleep study as a child I tried trazadone
Need antipsychotic : For your sleep it would be nice to use an antipsychotic other than seroquel, however, if the seroquel is working, you have to weigh the risk/ benefit ratio of possible relapse. It is hard to recommend something without knowing your formal diagnosis. In general, the more sedating an antipsychotic is, the more prone to weight gain it can be. Discuss saphris (asenapine) with your doc. It is sedating, but less wt. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more