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How long does quetiapine fumarate stay in your system?

How long does quetiapine fumarate stay in your system?

Quetiapine in blood: Your rxing practitioner most likely said it takes 4-6 weeks to see its full effect and therefore it will take at 4-6 weeks to get out of your system. This is why when people stop their antipsychotic med they feel 'fine' until they decompensate. Do this only in conjunction with your rxing practitioner. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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 with out talking to your doctor. ...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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As per my pdoc's request I tapered my seroquel (quetiapine) dosage from 37.5 to 25 mg IR and I have insomnia I cant sleep what should I do? i have been on 37.5 1wk

As per my pdoc's request I tapered my seroquel (quetiapine) dosage from 37.5 to 25 mg IR and I have insomnia I cant sleep what should I do? i have been on 37.5 1wk

Talk to your...: ...physician as soon as possible. It says you are depressed and insomnia can worsen depression. You may need another sleeping aide temporarily, or go back up on the quetiapine, or you may get used to the lower dose. You and your physician can decide on the right course of action. ...Read more

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What is the long-term dosage range of Seroquel (quetiapine) for bipolar disorder? 25mg to 200mg?

What is the long-term dosage range of Seroquel (quetiapine) for bipolar disorder? 25mg to 200mg?

Your doctor can help: The doctor who is treating you can be your best guide. This medication is sued over a wide dose range(50 mg to 400 mg daily) depending on your symptoms and response to treatment. But it is best to allow your doctor to make dose adjustments as needed to get you fully well. ...Read more

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Can i take seroquel (quetiapine) as a prn as im feeling a manic psychotic episode coming on. If i can what dosage until i see my psych.

Can i take seroquel (quetiapine) as a prn as im feeling a manic psychotic episode coming on. If i can what dosage until i see my psych.

Whoah! Call doc STAT: Seroquel (quetiapine) isn't a prn med & a patient shouldn't be self-medicating for mania. If you've been previously prescribed it & your providers are operating on the assumption you've reached a steady-state blood level, that's an issue too. Go to ER or contact on-call doc immediately if your mania is/was debilitating, especially if you've become psychotic in the past. Meantime, no alcohol/illicit drugs! ...Read more

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Best time to take 125 mg dose of Seroquel (quetiapine) to avoid hangover?

Best time to take 125 mg dose of Seroquel (quetiapine) to avoid hangover?

Seroquel (quetiapine) 'hangover': Not sure what you mean by 'hangover' from this med. However, if you mean you feel 'drugged,' achy, lightheaded, disoriented or not quite right the next day, discuss with prescribing physician and consider lower dose. You should have minimal to no side effects on Seroquel (quetiapine). If 'hangover' feeling lessens on lower dose, you may have solved the problem. I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What long term side effects may impact upon seroquel (quetiapine) over dose?

What long term side effects may impact upon seroquel (quetiapine) over dose?

Speak with your doc: This is a serious question that needs to be addressed by your doctor. The long term affects of not taking the medication as prescribed is much more serious and can endanger you and others, If you are not taking it for a psychotic illness then it is important to know what the dosage was that you took. Please get help from your doctor. Any suicide attempt is very serious and must be treated, ...Read more

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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