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Seroquel To Seroquel Xr Conversion
Self?: Please try not to change to another medication by yourself. They are two different molecules. If you are seeing a psychiatrist or a psychologist, inform them if you are having side effects with one or the other and let them prescribed a better suited medication for your situation. ...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
Very different meds: Effexor (venlafaxine) xr works on serotonin and ne reuptake; wellbutrin xl works on ne and dopamine. Both are long-acting, and both work for depression. Effexor (venlafaxine) can help anxiety + depression; wellbutrin does nothing for anxiety. With wellbutrin the main dangerous side effect can be seizures; with Effexor (venlafaxine) it's possible hypertension. Sexual side effects with effexor; not so with wellbutrin. This isn't all! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) and Diazepam: Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) can cause anger issues by triggering mania or hypomania. Diazepam can cause anger issues by its disinhibiting properties in the frontal lobes. Buspar does not have this effect and neither does seroquel. Seroquel if anything has an anti-anger effect. Buspirone lessens anger by knocking out anxious irritability. Best wishes and have a happy new year. ...Read more
Yes.: Yes, but talk to your doctor first. I'm not sure what your rationale for combining regular with the extended release, but I could think of a few reasons that might make sense for some patients (taking advantage of different half-lives at different times allowing for varying duration of effects depending on time of day etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doctor prescribed 75 mg effexor (venlafaxine) xr for.anxiety and seroquel 25 mg for sleep. How common is it to get qt prolongation?
Which is better for borderline personality disorder, prozac, Paxil cr, Effexor (venlafaxine) XR or wellbutrin?
No specific med: There is no specific medication approved to treat borderline personality disorder and there is no specific medication that is considered better than others off-label either. It is a question of working with your doctor to treat your symptoms and figuring what works best for you. Sorry, i wish i had an easier answer for you-- good luck! ...Read more
Yes: It should be safe. Ask your prescribing physician for more information! ...Read more
Can you take Effexor (venlafaxine) XR and seroquel together, Effexor (venlafaxine) day time, seroquel night? How long Effexor (venlafaxine) take to work? Will Effexor (venlafaxine) make me more productive?
That depends: No diagnosis listed - just irritability, hopelessness & sleep disturbance. If the seroquel (quetiapine) was used solely for insomnia - I would stop that first. Seroquel (quetiapine) is a big gun for treating only sleep disturbance. A person could have severe depression & develop psychosis. If that were the case, I would stop the antipsychotic once the psychotic symptoms resolved - but would keep them on the antidepressant. ...Read more
Neither: Although Seroquel (quetiapine) and Risperdal (risperidone) both strongly reduce anxiety, neither are first-line treatments, as their side-effect risks are too great. For most people, better treatments for anxiety include non-drugs like psychotherapy, relaxation training, mindfulness mediation, etc, or SSRI antidepressants (which also treat anxiety), Buspar, (buspirone) or "benzo" tranquilizers. ...Read more
A /W Dr. Zimmerman:
Am unable to check Valdoxan (agomelatine). Per the Drugs.Com drug interaction checker using Seroquel (quetiapine) & Pristiq (desvenlafaxine) together may ^
potential fo r dizziness, drowsiness, confusion, & problems with concentration. However, they can be used together. ...Read more
Im on Cymbalta 60mg Risperdal 0.25mg can Abilify (aripiprazole) 1mg add to my medication because Risperdal Abilify (aripiprazole) both good for me?
That question is: A good one for your doctor. Those types of medication changes are best made in partnership with a physician who knows you, and your medication history, very well. It would be presumptuous of me to give you advice in this context, but your doc will be happy to discuss this with you at your next visit. Best wishes to you! ...Read more
Lot of medications: I'm not sure whether these are all prescribed by the same physician? It sounds as though your bipolar disorder (from the additional info you supplied) may be quite hard to manage, and meds have been added but none removed. Perhaps you'd benefit from a second opinion about your case and possibly simplify your regimen. It could also be that your symptoms demand high intensity measures. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Should be OK: There are no drug interactions. Seroquel (quetiapine) can cause orthostatic hypotension (fainting when you stand up suddenly) and metoprolol could worsen that effect. So caution is advised. First few days after starting or increasing a medication be careful about sitting and standing up slowly. And make sure all your doctors know about all your medications. ...Read more
Seroquel (quetiapine) XR: The xr in seroquel (quetiapine) xr means extended release. This causes the medication to be released in smaller amounts throughout a prolonged period. In doing so, the desired effect of medicine is kept at a stable level thorughtout the period that it is supposed to last. ...Read more
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