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Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

Seroquel (quetiapine) question: side effect?

All medications: Have a potential to cause side effects. But I really need to know what you are experiencing to say whether it could be related to the seroquel (quetiapine). ...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


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What is seroquel (quetiapine)?

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?

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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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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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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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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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect, can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...Read more

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What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

What is seroquel (quetiapine) used for?

Depends on dose: Up to 100 mg Seroquel (quetiapine) is primarily an antihistamine and sometimes used for insomnia or anxiety though these are not FDA approved uses. 200-400 mg has been approved for bipolar depression. 600-800 mg is used for psychotic symptoms like paranoia or hallucinations ...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 is seroquel (quetiapine) prescribed for?

Several: Medicatins, especially those used in the Neuro and psychiatric field, have multiple uses, so Seroquel (quetiapine) is used to address Schizophrenia, Bipolar, Depression amongst other disorders and each has its medication protocol specific for that disorder. See your Doctor ...Read more

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What are the effects of seroquel (quetiapine)?

Mood and psychosis: Seroquel (quetiapine) is approved for the treatment of bipolar (it is one of the few agents approved to treat depression in bipolar), treatment resistant depression and schizophrenia. At different doses it seems to work well for different conditions. The anti-manic and anti-psychotic effects were expected based on its effects on blocking dopamine. The antidepressant effects may be due to an active metabolite. ...Read more

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Do you know anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

Seroquel (quetiapine): Seroquel (quetiapine) is an "atypical antipsychotic". It tends to be sedating but is effective for a variety of psychiatric conditions including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression (here typically as an add-on treatment). It is often prescribed for uses other than the official indications, such as for insomnia, controlling agitation, and for severe anxiety. It has many possible side effects. ...Read more

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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 is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

What is Seroquel (quetiapine) typically used for?

Seroquel (quetiapine): A second generation antipsychotic by astra zeneca company, used to treat psychoses & bipolar do & as supplement in treating depression. It has sedative effect & can cause weight gain & other metabolic changes. Comes in regular release form (quetiapine) & extended release form (seroquel-xr). ...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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What quantity of seroquel (quetiapine) is too much?

Depends: For bipolar depression seroquel (quetiapine) xr 300 is typical. For bipolar mania or schizophrenia doses can go to 800 mg and occasionally higher depending on the patient's tolerance and need and liver metabolism. ...Read more

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Can you tell me anything about seroquel (quetiapine)?

It is antipsychotic: Quetiapine (seroquel) is a short-acting atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder.
Very common adverse effects include dry mouth, dizziness, headache and somnolence (drowsiness). Other are high blood pressure, orthostatic hypotension, high pulse rate and high blood cholesterol. ...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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Can seroquel (quetiapine) lose effectiveness over time?

Can seroquel (quetiapine) lose effectiveness over time?

Sometimes: That can occur, especially if being used off label for insomnia. ...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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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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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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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

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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


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