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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?
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
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 these 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
Are there appetite suppressants? I take seroquel (quetiapine) its 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 wont work its known to mess with weight i used to be 164 now 218?
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