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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder hasn't been cured after years of using SSRI (luvux)+Serequel+Valporic Acid, OCD becoming worse, what could be the issue?
See psychiatrist: Not everyone responds to the same medicines. There are a number of different treatments. Talk to your psychiatrist about alternative drugs ...Read more
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer