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Dr. Alan Ali
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Seroquel (Overview)

Seroquel is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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What is seroquel (quetiapine) xr?

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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Dr. Alan Ali
435 doctors shared insights

Seroquel (Overview)

Seroquel is a serotonin-dopamine receptor blocker which is a kind of atypical anti-psychotic drug (drug for psychosis, psychiatric drug).


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Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous?

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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Please describe the medication: seroquel (quetiapine)?

Please describe the medication: seroquel (quetiapine)?

Antipsychotic: Seroquel (quetiapine) is a second generation antipsychotic. It is an approved medication treatment for scizophrenia, acute manic bipolar episodes, bipolar depressive episodes. It also comes in an extended release form (seroquel xr). Adverse effects include, but are not limited to, significant weight gain and adverse metabolic effects sugar/fat regulation. ...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?

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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My psychiatrist diagnosed bipolar 2 and prescribed seroquel (quetiapine) XR 300mg & mirtazapine 15mg both taken before bed. Next appt is not for 2 months?

My psychiatrist  diagnosed bipolar 2 and prescribed seroquel (quetiapine) XR 300mg & mirtazapine 15mg both taken before bed. Next appt is not for 2 months?

Monitor med effect: First monitor how you tolerate both medications and your symptom improvement. May experience increased sedation and appetite on both meds. Inform your psychiatrist of any intolerable side effects and ask to be seen sooner. Most importantly, if you've been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, treatment adherence is crucial. Good luck. ...Read more

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I use seroquel (quetiapine) 300 mg pr. Day. My resting pulse is often above 100. I'm quite tall and have normal blood pressure and work out. Norm. Weight. Wtd?

I use seroquel (quetiapine) 300 mg pr. Day. My resting pulse is often above 100. I'm quite tall and have normal blood pressure and work out. Norm. Weight. Wtd?

Common side effect: I suggest, if you are otherwise healthy, that you try and make sure you are drinking plenty of fluids, water is best. I bet that will help. Also, remember seroquel (quetiapine) may cause weight gain, so watch out for that. Finally, be sure to discuss this with the dr. Who prescribed the medication. ...Read more

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How effective is seroquel (quetiapine) for depression?

How effective is  seroquel (quetiapine) for depression?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) has been shown effective add-on treatment for depression in bipolar do. ...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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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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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