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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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Is it possible to die from an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Is it possible to die from an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) can increase the cardiac qtc interval causing heart attack and death
can also cause severe sedation, coma, head injury, falls etc. ...Read more

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Can seroquel (quetiapine) be used for children?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Off label use, preferably by a certified child psychiatrist. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

Depends: Very high dose -- "overdose"-- will cause a coma or blood pressure problems or cardiac problems. At lower doses it can make one too sleepy, as a common side effect. ...Read more

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How much seroquel (quetiapine) and mitrazapine together would cause a fatal overdose?

POISON CONTROL: Call the nearest poison control center for best answer. But if you're considering taking an overdose you want to bring that up with your dr and/or family & friends. Totally hopeless people make that mistake, but time goes on and conditions change so hopelessness doesn't fit any more. If this is an issue with you talk to a psychotherapist or if unsure what to do go to an emergency room and tell them. ...Read more

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Will 2, 100 mg of seroquel (quetiapine) cause fatal overdose im bout to take all theses pills is that enough detail

Please get help: Please go to an emergency room and get help. There is hope for you to feel better. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are side effects of an overdose of seroquel (quetiapine) and how much is considered an overdose?

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Seroquel (quetiapine) has a wide range of doses from as little as 25mg to over 1000mg that can be used safely. Some people are very sensitive and may od on doses that others need. It is a very potent anticholinergic med, & excess use may result in dry mouth, constipation, and irregular heart beats. An overdose is dependent upon the diagnosis it is used for. It is approved for up to 800mg. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous when taken as an overdose?

Overdose: Any medicine is prescribed at the correct dosage. Any medication taken in excessive amounts is dangerous and can be fatal. ...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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Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will I overdose?

Klonopin 4mg seroquel (quetiapine) 100 mg will I overdose?

Tolerating?: Everyone has a different tolerance to medications. Both of the above can be very sedating. For those with a high tolerance sedation is not an issue. Unless you have liver or kidney disease these doses are not excessive. Again ck with your dr about making adjustments if you are too sedated and do not drive or operate dangerous machinery. ...Read more

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What to do if overdose of celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Celexa (citalopram) OD call 911: Doses above 40 mg/day of Celexa (citalopram) are not recommended due to the risk of QT prolongation. Do not take more of this medication than is recommended. An overdose of Celexa (citalopram) can damage your liver or cause serious health problems and death. Call 911 for help! . ...Read more

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

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Seroquel (quetiapine) has a wide range of doses from as little as 25mg to over 1000mg that can be used safely. Some people are very sensitive and will be severely sedated on doses that others need. It is a very potent anticholinergic med, to excess use may result in dry mouth, constipation, and irregular heart beats. ...Read more

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What happens after an overdose of celexa and seroquel (quetiapine)?

Never do it.: Only take medications as prescribed by your physician. If you have overdosed then go to the ER for appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are some of the side effects from a seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

What are some of the side effects from a seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Excess sedation, low blood pressure, heart racing, cardiac arrhythmias, coma & death. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for seroquel (quetiapine) overdose?

ER: Induced vomiting and activated charcoal, but the most important thing is to seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more

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Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

Can stelazine and seroquel (quetiapine) cause developmental delays in children who's mothers took the meds during pregnancy?

During pregnancy: These meds should be used only when clearly needed. Babies born to mothers who used them during last 3 months of pregnancy may infrequently develop symptoms including muscle stiffness/shakiness, drowsiness, feeding/breathing difficulties, or constant crying. If so, see doctor. No known causation noted for developmental delays. Developmental assessment and remediation is important. Best regards. ...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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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 happens when you take seroquel (quetiapine)?

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 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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Which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Which medication can be used instead of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Depends on dx: There are many other antipsychotic meds, seroquel is very sedating. Less sedating are abilify, saphris (asenapine) and some older meds for psychosis like trilafon. If it is for bipolar disorder, non antipsychotic mood stabilizers such as lithium, Depakote and Lamictal can be tried either alone or as add-on to lower doses of seroquel. Combining meds allows lower doses to be used with enhance effect. ...Read more

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What are the complications involving seroquel (quetiapine) usage?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Common side effects associated include but not limited to sedation, weight gain, headache, dizziness. More serious adverse effects are increases in cholesterol, triglycerides and blood sugar, worsening in mood and even suicidal thought have been associated, extrapyramidal side effects, and a host of more side effects have been reported. ...Read more

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


Overdose (Definition)

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