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What is the minimum effective dose of seroquel (quetiapine) as an add on to my antidepressant for ocd? I would like to reduce below 150 mg

What is the minimum effective dose of seroquel (quetiapine) as an add on to my antidepressant for ocd? I would like to reduce below 150 mg

Don't know, cause: Because ocd is not a a very common disorder, studies that could help us answer your question have not been done. Therefore, discuss this question with your physician. On a different note - i hope you are involved in psychotherapy (exposure and response prevention - a form of cbt) that is as important as meds in ocd. In many instances, this helps lower med doses. Good luck. ...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


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Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression and mild ocd. I'm also on seroquel & ativan. How does Effexor (venlafaxine) XR help?

Depression/OCD: Ocd &ocd spectrum symptoms respond best to ssri's such as lexapro, fluvoxamine ..Etc. Medications like seroquel & other more potent Dopamine blockers are used as augmentation strategies. We generally try not to use short acting benzo's such as Ativan or xanax (alprazolam) because of interdose withdrawal, tolerance and gradual elevation of baseline anxiety (with time) please discuss with your psychiatrist. ...Read more

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I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg and my doctor added 100mg seroquel as an add on for my ocd. Does this make any sense, the seroquel doesn't do anything?

I'm on Zoloft (sertraline) 50 mg and my doctor added 100mg seroquel as an add on for my ocd. Does this make any sense, the seroquel doesn't do anything?

OCD treatment : Don't obsess over it (:) and give seroquel (quetiapine) a few weeks to see if you notice any difference. A dose adjustment may be needed. Discuss trial of a certain tca medication or other available medications with your doctor. ...Read more

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FYI I am aware of switching from an antipsychotic to a SSRI. Is switching from seroquel to Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety OCD and mood reasons a good idea for me?

FYI I am aware of switching from an antipsychotic to a SSRI. Is switching from seroquel to Lexapro (escitalopram) for anxiety OCD and mood reasons a good idea for me?

Everyone is differen: Your case must be individually handled by a proper medical provider. All of these medications can be helpful with the problems you describe. The first key is an accurate diagnosis. I also recommend counseling/therap. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I'm on 80mg of Prozac, 150 mg of seroquil, 10mg brintellex and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 100mg twice a day for depression and OCD. My np doesn't want to change any.

I'm on 80mg of Prozac, 150 mg of seroquil, 10mg brintellex and Wellbutrin (bupropion) 100mg twice a day for depression and OCD. My np doesn't want to change any.

Not effective?: Need more information to understand your primary concern - is your concern the regimen is not effective, or too much? or is your concern with the regimen itself? In general I encourage keeping an open line of communication with your provider. If your concerns remain or regimen is ineffective, a second-opinion consult may help to explore treatment options further. Be well. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause gerd?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) cause gerd?

Possibly, not often: GERD is not a common side effect but it has been reported. GERD is not unusual in our over-stressed society with modern day eating habits and this is especially true in people with emotional disorders. So, it could arise w/out Seroquel (quetiapine). Here's a lot of good advice: http://web-gerd.com/SelfHelp.htm Best wishes! ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an anticonvulsant?

No -an antipsychotic: Seroquel, or quetiapine, is a second generation antipsychotic used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. It has been shown to be helpful in treating bipolar depression as well. It is not an anticonvulsant. If anything, it has the risk of lowering the seizure threshhold and making someone slightly more susceptible to seizures. ...Read more

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Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause akathisia?

Can Seroquel (quetiapine) cause akathisia?

Seroquel (quetiapine): can cause akathisia, although it is rare. It's been reported in the literature especially in patients who are particularly prone to developing what's called "extrapyramidal" or this type of uncomfortable restless side effect. ...Read more

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Will seroquel (quetiapine) cause man breasts?

Will seroquel (quetiapine) cause man breasts?

Reported: Seroquel Seroquel (latest outcomes from 79,001 users) has active ingredients of quetiapine fumarate. It is often used in bipolar disorder. Breast enlargement Breast enlargement (latest reports from 7,766 patients) has been reported by people with enlarged prostate, birth control, depression, osteoporosis, high blood pressure. On Jul, 12, 2014: 76,153 people reported to have side effects when taking Seroquel. Among them, 26 people (0.03%) have Breast Enlargement. They amount to 0.34% of all the 7,744 people who have Breast Enlargement on eHealthMe. ...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