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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" ones 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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Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

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Can children and teenagers take quetiapine?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Off-label, preferably prescribed by a Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) be used for children?

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 stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...Read more

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Quetiapine: how many would cause an overdose?

Quetiapine: how many would cause an overdose?

> 800 mg: 800 mg, dosed at 400 mg. Twice per day is the usual highest recommended dose, but patients are all different. If there is concern you should talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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Can you work on quetiapine (seroquel)?

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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Advice about seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Seroquel-XR: Take it as prescribed, inform your doctor if any tolerability issues arise. ...Read more

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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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What side affects does seroquel (quetiapine) have?

Common side effects: Dizziness, dry mouth, headaches, somnoloence, abdominal pain, constipation, dyspepsia, vomitting, increase appetite/wt gain, agitation, tremors, back pain, hypotension, rapid heart rate, fever, sorethroat, runnynose, rash, visual disturbances, joint aches, high cholesterol/triglycerides/sugar, liver function abnormality...And more...
Hope that did not scare you...
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What is the half life of seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

What is the half life of seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Seroquel (quetiapine) XR 1/2 life: Elimination of quetiapine is mainly via hepatic metabolism. The mean-terminal half-life is approximately 7 hours for quetiapine and approximately 12 hours for norquetiapine within the clinical dose range. Steady-state concentrations are expected to be achieved within two days of dosing. XR allows faster uptitration. It should be taken with food. Best regards. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of quetiapine; any bad things?

Side effects: You should check with your doctor, but sedation and weight gain are the most common but not everyone gets these. Other side effects are involuntary movement disorders. There may be others and you should speak with the prescribing doctor or a pharmacist. ...Read more

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Which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Depends on dx: There are many other antipsychotic meds, seroquel is very sedating. Less sedating are abilify, saphris (asenapine) and some older meds for psychosis like trilafon. If it is for bipolar disorder, non antipsychotic mood stabilizers such as lithium, Depakote and Lamictal can be tried either alone or as add-on to lower doses of seroquel. Combining meds allows lower doses to be used with enhance effect. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can increase the cardiac qtc interval causing heart attack and death
can also cause severe sedation, coma, head injury, falls etc. ...Read more

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Is aripiprazole more potent than quetiapine as an add-on for MDD?

Is aripiprazole more potent than quetiapine as an add-on for MDD?

Depends on who u ask: I found a study done in Turkey in 2013 which found that patients treated with aripiprazole spent less time in their major depressive episode compared to those treated with quetiapine. Ref: ScienceDirect. Value in Health Regional Issues 2 (2013) 171-180. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving seroquel (quetiapine) usage?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Common side effects associated include but not limited to sedation, weight gain, headache, dizziness. More serious adverse effects are increases in cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar, worsening in mood and even suicidal thought have been associated, extrapyramidal side effects, and a host of more side effects have been reported. ...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