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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

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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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?

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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My dad used seroquel (quetiapine) for a long time, at stroger doses in the end. He suffered a sudden death, after chest pain. He was depressed because of the condition of his father. Can I blame his meds? He was 65

My dad used seroquel (quetiapine) for a long time, at stroger doses in the end. He suffered a sudden death, after chest pain. He was depressed because of the condition of his father. Can I blame his meds? He was 65

Unlikely: More likely is a catastrophe such as a heart attack, aortic dissection or pulmonary embolus. I expect you would need an autopsy establishing his meds as contributing to his death and ruling out other causes. ...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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I have a thought disorder and am on seroquel XR 200mg and 60mg latdua how long will it take latuda (lurasidone) to kick in?

I have a thought disorder and am on seroquel XR 200mg and 60mg latdua how long will it take latuda (lurasidone) to kick in?

Latuda (lurasidone): May take 3 to 4 weeks at an appropriate dose for you to see effects and possible 2 to 3 months to see full effects.
REF: https://www. Nami. Org/Learn-More/Treatment/Mental-Health-Medications/Lurasidone ...Read more

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Is it safe to take seroquel (quetiapine) and resperidone together?

Is it safe to take seroquel (quetiapine) and resperidone together?

Talk to the: Prescribing physician before making any change in medication. Both can be taken together, but this is unusual.
The risk of developing of Parkinsonism increase with doses of Risperdal greater than 3 mg (it used to be thought that this occurred above 6 mg) Akathesia and increased risk of cerebrovascular disease can occur. ...Read more

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How can you safely get off seroquel (quetiapine)? Is cold turkey really the only option once you are on the lowest dose?

How can you safely get off seroquel (quetiapine)? Is cold turkey really the only option once you are on the lowest dose?

Seroquel (quetiapine): That depends on how long u have been on the lowest dose & what that dose is. For my patients who are coming off of the seroquel, (quetiapine) when they have reached daily dose of 25mg., and have been on that dose for few weeks, I recommend taking half that dose daily for another week, then discontinue. Please review with your prescribing doc. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of seroquel (quetiapine), (quetiapine) and is addiction a side effect of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Seroquel (quetiapine) is not addicting. It is a very sedating & anticholinergic med, & excess use may result in dry mouth, constipation, and irregular heart beats. Drug addicts have been known to use seroquel (quetiapine) to calm down from excess cocaine/ stimulant use which can cause psychosis or to relieve some opiate withdrawal and insomnia. This doesn't mean its addicting. Nor do I advocate this use instead of rehab. ...Read more

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Which are the responses/ side effects on seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Common Side effects with Quetiapine (Seroquel) include somnolence, dry mouth, constipation, dizziness, ^ appetite, weight gain, nasal congestion, dyspepsia, fatigue and dyarthria. Neuroleptic malignant syndrome & tardive dyskinesia are rare by significant side effects. ...Read more

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How long will seroquel (quetiapine) stay in your system after stopping use?

How long will seroquel (quetiapine) stay in your system after stopping use?

Half-life important: Orally, seroquel (quetiapine) itself has a half-life of only 6 hours; half-life for its main by product is 12 hours if there's no liver or kidney disease. Without these, it should take about 60 hours for both the parent compound & active metabolite to be eliminated. If you're also on a medicine that slows the metabolism of seroquel (quetiapine) (like ketoconazole, etc) it would take longer. ...Read more

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How long do side effects last from going off of seroquel (quetiapine) and trileptal?

Varies: If it was helping your sleep and you did not taper down slowly and did not replace than it will take long time to feel better. Seroquel (quetiapine) not only helps with depression mood swings also hep with sleep. Not sure Trileptal you were taking for seizure or mood stopping suddenly have risk of seizure ...Read more

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Could reason from insomnia be due to abilify (aripiprazole)? Only took 5 mg but. Three days later took Prozac with seroquel and read Prozac increases half life abili

Could reason from insomnia be due to abilify (aripiprazole)? Only took 5 mg but. Three days later took Prozac with seroquel and read Prozac increases half life abili

Yes: Prozac does increase the blood level of abilify (aripiprazole). Especially if you get restless legs you can develop insomnia. I have however seen people develop insomnia from Abilify (aripiprazole) even without having restlessness. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids I can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids I can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Melatonin: Melatonin is the hormone that turns on the sleep cycle in our brain. Versions sold otc are very safe and fairly inexpensive and do not interact with other medications. You can also try Diphenhydramine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it may make you more sleepy the next morning. ...Read more

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

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Drug interactions between celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram): Depending on dose, some sedation, nausea, headache. However, the two have been used together for depression. ...Read more

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Is it common for a person to be prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg, lamictal XR 25- 100mg, seroquel 150 & 200mg, & luvox 100mg tablets on a daily basis? This combination makes me a " zombie "

Is it common for a person to be prescribed Xanax (alprazolam) 1mg, lamictal XR 25- 100mg, seroquel 150 & 200mg, & luvox 100mg tablets on a daily basis? This combination makes me a " zombie "

While: While sometimes patient`s might need a combination of psychotropic medications to effectively address their symptoms, this should be done under the careful guidance of a psychiatrist. If this combination is making you excessively sedated and negatively impacting your quality of life, it`s time to make changes. There are other options without those side effects. Also please be aware of the significant drug-drug interactions with luvox, which might be increasing the xanax (alprazolam) and seroquel levels causing excessive sedation. Please talk to your psychiatrist asap and carefully review your medication regimen. ...Read more

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How dangerous really is it to mix seroquel (quetiapine) with alcohol? Valium with alcohol? Or both pills with alcohol? I'm finding very mixed answers. Mydrsaysno!

How dangerous really is it to mix seroquel (quetiapine) with alcohol? Valium with alcohol? Or both pills with alcohol? I'm finding very mixed answers. Mydrsaysno!

No: Your doctor is correct, the best answer is no. Alcohol, seroquel (quetiapine) and valium all can be quite sedating. Combining them can have an additive effect leading to increased sedation and impaired ability to function. Combining alcohol and valium is especially dangerous since they work on the same receptors in the brain. In sufficient quantities this runs the risk of respiratory depression and death. ...Read more

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What are side effects of an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine)?

What are side effects of an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Would cause lethargy, low blood pressure with a rapid heart rate, irregular heart beat, low potassium and can cause coma and death. These are effects of seroquel (quetiapine) od. Not sure what you mean by side effects? ...Read more

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How much seroquel (quetiapine) is considered to be a dangerous overdose?

How much seroquel (quetiapine) is considered to be a dangerous overdose?

Overdose = Dangerous: If the overdose was intentional then any dose is dangerous. A suicide attempt is a medical emergency. Seek assistance immediately. The manufacturer recommends a maximum dose of 800md/day. Overdoses any where from 9 grams to 30 grams have been reported. Usually not fatal, but fatalities have occurred. I would recommed emergency treatment with any overdose that alters one's mental status. ...Read more

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My dad has taken 300mg of seroquel (quetiapine) on accident he has never taken seroquel (quetiapine) before. He also took 100mg of tramadol which he takes everyday. Help?

Accidental Seroquel (quetiapine)?: So the tramadol dose is usual for him, but the seroquel (quetiapine) is not. Please contact his own doctor about this. He may want him evaluated in an er. 300 mg seroquel (quetiapine) is a hefty dose of antipsychotic, which your father could still weather well although be very sleepy. An associated question is how he got this medicine in the first place -- so this doesn't happen again? Good luck. ...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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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