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Doctor insights on: Quetiapine Fumarate Extended Release Tablets Dosage

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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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Can I mix seroquel (quetiapine) extended realese with the fast acting seroquel (quetiapine)??

Can I mix seroquel (quetiapine) extended realese with the fast acting seroquel (quetiapine)??

Yes.: Yes, but talk to your doctor first. I'm not sure what your rationale for combining regular with the extended release, but I could think of a few reasons that might make sense for some patients (taking advantage of different half-lives at different times allowing for varying duration of effects depending on time of day etc). ...Read more

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Since i cant break a 50 mg seroquel (quetiapine) XR tablet in half is it possible to take it every other day as a way of tapering off since 50 is the lowest dose?

Seroquel (quetiapine) taper: Remember that whenever changing a psychiatric medication regimen, all medication changes should be carried out in collaboration with your treating doc. Never stop a psychiatric medication "on your own". If you and your doc do plan to taper off seroquel, (quetiapine) it is available in a non XR formulation which comes in smaller tablet strengths and can be split for better tapering. XR every other won't do :/ ...Read more

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Is it ok to split quetiapine (Seroquel) 25 mg IR pill in half? (want to raise my dose gradually)

Is it ok to split quetiapine (Seroquel)  25 mg IR pill in half? (want to raise my dose gradually)

Be careful, see DR: You are not stating why you are taking this drug. In the US, there is a warning on this medication being prescribed for persons less than 24 years of age. Are you just starting this medication? It is generally not advisable to cut or split pills which are sustained release (IR form) as this defeats the coating which permits the gradual release of the drug. Please check with your doctor! ...Read more

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My doctor is weaning me off of seroquel (quetiapine) extended release and is using another medication to avoid withdrawal effects, what medication is used for this?

My doctor is weaning me off of seroquel (quetiapine) extended release and is using another medication to avoid withdrawal effects, what medication is used for this?

Seroquel (quetiapine) withdrawal?: seroquel (quetiapine) an atypical anti-psychotic is not associated w/ withdrawal.The benefits of the med will be lost when it is stopped. For this reason, doctors usually taper (or "wean") off a med. they may add a med to replace the one ur taking, 2 treat those symptoms. talk w/ ur doc about any new meds u've started, their names, indications & any questions or concerns u have. be well! ...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

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