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Is it possible there is anyway to get back to normal health after stopping seroquel?

Is it possible there is anyway to get back to normal health after stopping seroquel?

First the problem?: Seroquel may be used for many problems. Some of the problems dont "go away". Seroquel modifies & controls - but I don't expect it to cure. Some problems are managed, not cured. ...Read more

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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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Do rebound symptoms caused from stopping seroquel stop, how long does it take to return to pre baseline before you started the med?

Do rebound symptoms caused from stopping seroquel stop, how long does it take to return to pre baseline before you started the med?

Multiple factors: Every person is unique and as such will have their own unique experience to medications. You did not describe the symptoms you are asking about have not been in detail. Every patient will not experience a discontinuation syndrome or "rebound symptoms". Your described experience could be affected by the dose taken, the duration, the formuation (xr would take longer) and other meds being taken. ...Read more

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After completely stopping trazadone, seroquel, temazapem, and Lunesta how long will it take for these drugs to be completely out of my body?

After completely stopping trazadone, seroquel, temazapem, and Lunesta how long will it take for these drugs to be completely out of my body?

Clearance: of all of these drugs will take a few days at most. I hope you are coming off these meds under the guidance of a physician. ...Read more

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How long will seroquel stay in your system after stopping use?

How long will seroquel stay in your system after stopping use?

Half-life important: Orally, seroquel itself has a half-life of only 6 hours; half-life for its main by product is 12 hours if there's no liver or kidney disease. Without these, it should take about 60 hours for both the parent compound & active metabolite to be eliminated. If you're also on a medicine that slows the metabolism of seroquel (like ketoconazole, etc) it would take longer. ...Read more

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What could happen if you quit seroquel cold turkey after 2 years at 100mg. What if any symptoms could happen from just stopping taking it?

Seroquel : Seroquel is a mood stabilizer of the antipsychotic type. If you were prescribed it for improving your mood or for your insomnia, most likely stopping it will result in insomnia or mood instability. At higher doses, the anti-psychotic effect is more noticeable. Stopping a medication abruptly is never a good idea, because you may experience rebound of the symptoms. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is there ANY possibility that restlessness/akatishia caused by taking Seroquel can be permanent even a year after stopping the pill? It won't go away.

Is there ANY possibility that restlessness/akatishia caused by taking Seroquel can be permanent even a year after stopping the pill? It won't go away.

Unfortunately-- yes: Side effects of akathisia've stopped after 4 years from D/C'ing a drug but in 1-5% of cases of akathisia in patients on drugs that can cause this type of movement disorder it has remained permanent. The idea is that an underlying condition may've been unmasked by the medication. If you'd like more help on possible treatments I'm happy to help: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Can I have withdrawal symptoms from stopping neurontin 600mg TID & seroquel 300mg PM cold turkey together by order of dr? Was taking for bipolar.

Can I have withdrawal symptoms from stopping neurontin 600mg TID & seroquel 300mg PM cold turkey together by order of dr? Was taking for bipolar.

Absolutely!: There would definitely be a risk of withdrawal symptoms from stopping both of those medications abruptly. A slow taper is better - I usually take people off one medication at a time if I'm trying to get rid of both altogether. ...Read more

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Can i mix rohypinol 4mg with 200 mg seroquel for a couple of nights to start lowering the rohypinol dose? Want stop the roofies..

Dangerous combo: Stopping the "roofies" is a good idea, but this is a dangerous combination because of the sedation involved. Please discuss with your own physician, who can assess and recommend for your whole situation much better than we can from here. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could just stop taking seroquel altogether?

Discontinuing med: It is recommended to discuss with your doctor/prescriber before discontinuing a medication. If/when you do this, it is recommended to taper/slowly lower the dose over several days at a time especially if you are taking a higher dose of the medication. Your doctor may be able to offer you an alternative medication that is better suited for you. ...Read more

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I've taken 100mg seroquel for a month and have begun tapering off by 12.5mg how long will the drug stay in my system after i stop taking it fully?

1.5 days: Half-life of seroquel is 7 hours. It takes approximately 6 half lives for a drug to be eliminated from your system. 5*7/24= aprox. 1.5 days. Tapering down by 12.5 every 3 days is the safest way to discontinue any psychotropic medication. Take care. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Seroquel (Definition)

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 ...Read more