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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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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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What is quetiapine used for?

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What is quetiapine used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect, can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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Who should not take quetiapine?

Who should not take quetiapine?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Ones who are allergic to it, or taking other medications that can interfere with the Quetiapine levels or efficacy, such as Anti fungal agents. Also, not recommended for mothers nursing their babies. ...Read more

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What are the effects of quetiapine?

What are the effects of quetiapine?

Slower thinking: It inhibits communication between nerves of the brain. It does this by blocking receptors on the nerves for several neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. It often also causes drowsiness. ...Read more

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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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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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Anyone know how long it takes for quetiapine XL to start to work?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Extended release seroquel-xr usually takes 7-14 days to start effect, depending on dosage & whether taken alone or with other psychotropic medications & also if switching from another psychotropic medicine. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I want some advice on my medication quetiapine.?

Well: I advise you to contact your physician and discuss your concerns. ...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.

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

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How many hours apart can I take 25mg of quetiapine? If I had one dose at 4:30, how long do I wait till I take another?

How many hours apart can I take 25mg of quetiapine? If I had one dose at 4:30, how long do I wait till I take another?

We can not tell you: We can not tell you as we don't know when you started taking this drug and how it was prescribed. It is usually taken twice a day with starting dose of 25 mgm twice a day and dose can be increased gradually. Twice a day means you take the drug every 12 hours. If still not clear consult your prescribing doctor ...Read more

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Quetiapine 25 mg tablets are difficult to cut in half. What can I do to get a more accurate dosage if the tablets break or crumble?

Quetiapine tabs: If your doc prescribes 1/2 of a 25 mg quetiapine tab, but they crumble when you try to split them, try asking your pharmacist for a pill splitter. They usually cost a few dollars (maybe $3-4), and should split the pill nicely in half. You can also ask your pharmacist to split all the pills for you -- so you can pick up your medication all pre-split. I hope that helps! Be well :) ...Read more

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If I am on 150mg of quetiapine PRN. Is it wrong to have 50mg at 00.12, 50mg at 02.00 and my final 50mg at 05.00.is so what is the correct interval?

If I am on 150mg of quetiapine PRN. Is it wrong to have 50mg at 00.12, 50mg at 02.00 and my final 50mg at 05.00.is so what is the correct interval?

Quetiapine/Seroquel: Generally is dosed at 12 hour intervals. The dosage regimen you describe with PRN dosing sounds like the prescriber is treating sleep impairment and seeking to determine what dose is necessary. Work with your prescriber to achieve appropriate medication and strategy for whatever condition (s) you are attempting to address. Best regards for good health. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

Antipsychotic pill: It's an antipsychotic pill use to treat bipolar disease or schizophrenia. It works by blocking dopamine, serotonin (5-ht2) receptors. ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

Antipsychotic: Seraquel XR is an extended release version of a drug called quetiapine fumarate. It's in a class of drugs sometimes used to treat schizophrenia. It can also be helpful as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder and as an adjunct to antidepressant therapy for major depression. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous?

Most meds can be: Seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) like all medications, has risks and benefits. All meds also have the potential for allergic or hypersensitivity reactions. Discuss these risks and benefits with your physician. Seroquel (quetiapine) has many risks including neuroleptic malignant syndrome, tardive dyskinesia, metabolic syndrome...Just to name a few. ...Read more

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How does seroquel (quetiapine) works?

How does seroquel (quetiapine) works?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) is a 2nd generation antipsychotic medication. It acts on Dopamine and serotonin receptors especially in the mesolimbic area of the brain, which may be associated with some psychotic symptoms. Because of this specificity, there may be less potential to cause movement disorders -- but it still can do this at a high enough dose. Other side effects may be more prominent with 2nd gen drugs. ...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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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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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect, can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Depends on dose: Up to 100 mg Seroquel (quetiapine) is primarily an antihistamine and sometimes used for insomnia or anxiety though these are not FDA approved uses. 200-400 mg has been approved for bipolar depression. 600-800 mg is used for psychotic symptoms like paranoia or hallucinations ...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 are the side effects of quetiapine?

What are the side effects of quetiapine?

Can vary: •allergic reactions
•fast or irregular heartbeat
•increased hunger or thirst
•increased urination
•problems with balance
•seizures
•stiff muscles
•suicidal thoughts or other mood changes
•uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements
•change in sex drive or performance
constipation
•drowsy or dizzy
•dry mouth
•stomach upset
weight gain. ...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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What is seroquel (quetiapine) prescribed for?

Several: Medicatins, especially those used in the Neuro and psychiatric field, have multiple uses, so Seroquel (quetiapine) is used to address Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression amongst other disorders and each has its medication protocol specific for that disorder. See your Doctor ...Read more

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What are the effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Mood and psychosis: Seroquel (quetiapine) is approved for the treatment of bipolar (it is one of the few agents approved to treat depression in bipolar), treatment resistant depression and schizophrenia. At different doses it seems to work well for different conditions. The anti-manic and anti-psychotic effects were expected based on its effects on blocking dopamine. The antidepressant effects may be due to an active metabolite. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) is an "atypical antipsychotic". It tends to be sedating but is effective for a variety of psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression (here typically as an add-on treatment). It is often prescribed for uses other than the official indications, such as for insomnia, controlling agitation, and for severe anxiety. It has many possible side effects. ...Read more

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What happens when you take seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): U calm down, fall asleep, and wake up hungry, depending on the dose. ...Read more

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What is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

What is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect & can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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What side effects are associated with quetiapine?

Sedation: The most common side effect is sedation, however muscle cramps or restlessness can also occur. ...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...
Good luck.. ...Read more

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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 quantity of seroquel (quetiapine) is too much?

Depends: For bipolar depression seroquel (quetiapine) xr 300 is typical. For bipolar mania or schizophrenia doses can go to 800 mg and occasionally higher depending on the patient's tolerance and need and liver metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of withdrawal from quetiapine?

What are the symptoms of withdrawal from quetiapine?

Quetiapine withdrawa: Seroquel (quetiapine) withdrawal symptoms include nausea, vomiting, lightheadedness, sweating, rapid heart rate, low blood pressure, headache, dizziness, nervousness, abnormal involuntary muscle movements, excess crying, anxiety, and ofcourse recurrence of the symptoms seroquel (quetiapine) was used to treat. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

It is antipsychotic: Quetiapine (seroquel) is a short-acting atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder.
Very common adverse effects include dry mouth, dizziness, headache and somnolence (drowsiness). Other are high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, high pulse rate and high blood cholesterol. ...Read more

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