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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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My dr prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for a sleep aid but after researching it im scared to take it. What should I do?

My dr prescribed me seroquel (quetiapine) for a sleep aid but after researching it im scared to take it. What should I do?

See your doctor: Seroquel (quetiapine) has many possible uses. Not knowing the details of your specific clinical situation makes it difficult to give you a specific answer. Best to go back to your doctor and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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Is seroquel (quetiapine) an antipsychotic medication or a sleep aid?

Is seroquel (quetiapine) an antipsychotic medication or a sleep aid?

Antipsychotic: Useful for bipolar disorder and squizophrenia, seroquel (quetiapine) antagonizes serotonon and Dopamine receptores. Somnolence is a side efect useful for pts with insomnia. ...Read more

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I was consid. sub. Melatonin for seroquel (quetiapine) as I have iss. w/ the side effects. Weigh about 90 lbs what dose of melat. wld be advisable? For Sleep aid?

I was consid. sub. Melatonin for seroquel (quetiapine) as I have iss. w/ the side effects. Weigh about 90 lbs what dose of melat. wld be advisable? For Sleep aid?

First and foremost: do not discontinue Seroquel (quetiapine) without discussing this with your prescribing physician, That said, 3 mg of Melatonin is a reasonable starting dose if you weight 90 lbs. ...Read more

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I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?

I've tried many sleep aid remeron trazadone Ambien (zolpidem) some depressant none workd doc keeps mentioning seroquel is it the last thing they want 2 prescribe?

Healthier Suggestion: How about we figure out why a 23-year-old woman has insomnia that is so pervasive she needs to be tried on so many different sleeping medications that don't seem to work? Don't you agree that finding the root cause would be the better solution? Be happy to guide you as a neurologist. Write to me @ www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

What happens if you mix seroquel- a sleeping aid, with allergy medication?

Depends: On what allergy med ur taking: traditional antihistamines like benadryl/tavist will add drowsiness; newer "non-sedating" ones like Allegra (fexofenadine) should be ok; zyrtec may add drowsiness in some people. Ask ur doc or pharmacist. ...Read more

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Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids i can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Are there any natural or OTC sleep aids i can take that won't interact with seroquel (quetiapine) XR and lithium?

Melatonin: Melatonin is the hormone that turns on the sleep cycle in our brain. Versions sold otc are very safe and fairly inexpensive and do not interact with other medications. You can also try Diphenhydramine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but it may make you more sleepy the next morning. ...Read more

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How is trazodone (desyrel) used as a sleep aid?

How is trazodone (desyrel) used as a sleep aid?

Start low: Start with 50 mg.@ h.S. If this is not enough go to 100 mg. ...Read more

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Does diphenhydramine hci 25 mg affect you the next day when used as a sleep aid?

Does diphenhydramine hci 25 mg affect you the next day when used as a sleep aid?

It can: Each person responds differently to similar medications. Since Benadryl (diphenhydramine) causes drowsiness, it can have lingering effects into the next day. Some people report feeling foggy and dazed the next day while others are completely fine and awake. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...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