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Seroquel Overdose In Children
Seroquel (quetiapine): The maximum recommended dose is 800 mg in a day. ...Read more
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
None: No tests, but seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
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
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
Is seroquel (quetiapine) dangerous when taking too many, as in an overdose, and what are the side effects from that?
Seroquel (quetiapine) OD: Excess sedation.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Overdose: Any medicine is prescribed at the correct dosage. Any medication taken in excessive amounts is dangerous and can be fatal. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...
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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
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
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
800 mg: Dosage range is 50-80g.Get a more detailed answer ›