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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Overview)

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 diabetes and elevated triglycerides.


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What is quetiapine?

What is quetiapine?

Quetiapine: Quetiapine is the generic name for seroquel (quetiapine) and medicine which is fda approved for bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It may be used for some other purposes but you should check with your prescriber. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Quetiapine (Overview)

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 diabetes and elevated triglycerides.


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Please describe the medication: quetiapine?

Please describe the medication: quetiapine?

Seroquel (quetiapine): 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 diabetes and elevated triglycerides. ...Read more

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I've been taking seroquel (quetiapine) XR 50mg for a week and i feel no different when will its effects become apparent? Does my doctor need to prescribe more?

I've been taking seroquel (quetiapine) XR 50mg for a week and i feel no different when will its effects become apparent? Does my doctor need to prescribe more?

Need more info: Really need more information to help you. It appears that the seroquel (quetiapine) cab be used to modulate the antidepressant that you're on. You should be able to see the effects of the medication within several weeks. If that is not the role of seroquel (quetiapine), then best to check with your doctor. ...Read more

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I was prescribed quetiapine 25mg as a prn for insomnia and anxiety but i'm afraid to take it, i'm not sure what its going to do to me. Suggestions?

I was prescribed quetiapine 25mg as a prn for insomnia and anxiety but i'm afraid to take  it, i'm not sure what its going to do to me. Suggestions?

Antipsychotic: Seroquel (brand name for quetiapine) is a 2nd generation or "atypical" anti-psychotic. It is likely to help insomnia & anxiety, but it's not fda approved for this. Many feel such medicines are overprescribed given their potential risks, e.g. "metabolic syndrome". Maybe you could ask your doc about prescription & non-prescription alternatives? See: http://tinyurl.Com/8lgsq4e. ...Read more

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Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)

Do the side effects of antipsychotic use (quetiapine) eventually go away after discontinuing? (uncontrolled mouth movements in elderly)

Please: See your psychiatrist. The side effects you're referring to tardive dyskinesia can be treated pharmacologically. However there isn't a concrete answer regarding if this will remit if medication is discontinued . As always don't cease any medication abruptly and talk to the prescriber. ...Read more

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Antidepressant medication question i'm currently taking wellbutrin for my major depression. I'm also taking trazadone for sleeping. I want to stop taking trazadone, can't sleep anymore. I used to take quetiapine fumarate for years but after blood test,

Sleep medicine doc: You should consult with a sleep medicine doctor. There are over 80 sleep disorders. I am boarded in psychiatry and sleep medicine, so I do both. Twenty percent of people with depression also have sleep apnea, and vice versa. It sometimes takes a team. Your insomnia diagnostic work-up is incomplete unless you have already seen a sleep specialist. Sweet dreams! ...Read more

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How effective is quetiapine for bipolar disorder?

Seroquel (quetiapine): It has been used to treat bipolar cycling & depression phases of bipolar. ...Read more

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Can you work on quetiapine (seroquel)?

Sometimes: Depends on the status of the underlying condition it's being used to treat as well as the type of work being performed. All medications are ultimately used to manage medical and/or mental health conditons such that the individual's functioning (eg ability to work, etc) is sustained/restored. In general, quetiapine in of itself does not automatically preclude one from working. ...Read more

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Which drug works best in most cases for bi polar? Olanzapine, isperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazole, lamectal?, and a new drug that begins with an "f"?

Which drug works best in most cases for bi polar? Olanzapine, isperidone, quetiapine, aripiprazole, lamectal?, and a new drug that begins with an "f"?

Bipolar: I think your "f" drug may be fanapt, or iloperidone. And maybe you meant "risperidone." all of these antipsychotics may be used in acute mania or psychotic depression, along with other mood stabilizers. But only asenapine, olanzapine, quetiapine, risperidone, ; ziprasidone have fda indication as monotherapy in acute mania or depression. Maintenance: Risperidone consta (and Olanzapine in ca). ...Read more

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How long can it take for quetiapine to kick in? I'm on my second day and feel the same still.

Let explain: I know that it will be different in each person, but what are people's expreinces for the length of time they began to feel some benefit from quetiapine? What are you taking it for? If its bipolar or schizophrenia the minimum dosage is usually much higher. 100mg or less is usual. ...Read more

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