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What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

Depends: On what allergy med ur taking: traditional antihistamines like benadryl/tavist will add drowsiness; newer "non-sedating" one's like Allegra (fexofenadine) should be ok; zyrtec may add drowsiness in some people. Ask ur doc or pharmacist. ...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 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?

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

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Is the seroquel (quetiapine) good drug?

Is the seroquel (quetiapine) good drug?

Depends: It is an atypical antipsychotic dose age range up to 800mg /day also sometimes used to help depression in bipolar disorder--often causes weight gain & sedation. ...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 without talking to your doctor. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an appropriate drug for schizophrenia?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an appropriate drug for schizophrenia?

Usually: Seroquel (quetiapine) is one of many medications that are appropriate do treating schizophrenia. Which one should be picked is best decided on the basis of your unique risk of one vs another kind of side effect. ...Read more

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I want to know if the mechanism of action of these drugs is the same: quetiapine, ziprasidone and aripiprazole?

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

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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

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

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

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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Can there be 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, 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

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Please tell me if there are any drugs I can take to counteract seroquel (quetiapine) side effects?

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

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Can you tell me if there are any drugs I can take to counteract seroquel (quetiapine) side effects?

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

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause you to feel nothing when ejaculating? This has never happened to me before and I started the medicine recently.

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

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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?

1.5 days: Half-life of seroquel (quetiapine) is 7 hours. It takes approximately 6 half-lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*7/24= aprox. 1.5 days. Tapering down by 12.5 every 3 days is the safest way to discontinue any psychotropic medication.
Take care. ...Read more

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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

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

Important to ask Doc: It is important that you ask your physician directly about your medication prescribed and whether any changes in your meds can decrease your appetite. ...Read more

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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?

No : None that are safe. If seroquel (quetiapine) is causing weight gain, speak with your provider about trying something else. Also, consider a support group like weight watchers or tops which have good track records at helping folks lose some pounds. ...Read more

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Is quetiapine 25 mg a good medicine for a bipolar person?

Is quetiapine 25 mg a good medicine for a bipolar person?

Quetiapine: (seroquel) can be a helpful medication in the treatment of bipolar disorder — but 25 mg would likely be a sub-therapeutic dose. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram): Depending on dose, some sedation, nausea, headache. However, the two have been used together for depression. ...Read more

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Can the medicine quetiapine 25 mg cause you to have no sex drive?

Can the medicine quetiapine 25 mg cause you to have no sex drive?

It is highly : It could be the total combination of medications you are taking or you could be experiencing it for hormonal reasons, psychi local reasons or your illness its self. Please discuss with your treating physician and your gynecologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Drug combinations can you take amitriptyline and quetiapine at the same time?

Drug combinations can you take amitriptyline and quetiapine at the same time?

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

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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

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Will it kill me, reduce, or lessen/strengthen the effects of acid (the drug) if im on celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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

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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?

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

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Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?

Is there a drug that works like seroquel (quetiapine) without the weight gain, blood sugar rise, and raise in chelesterol and tryglyserides?

Atypicals: There r several atypical medications the fda has approved for bipolar/schizophrenia disorders. Work with your professional to find one that works. The one I've had most weight gain is zyprexa (olanzapine). ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

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Allergies (Definition)

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


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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