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Take Seroquel Quetiapine
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
I have an oblong tan pill with r on one side & l on the other. I take seroquel (quetiapine) at night & I want to be sure it is similar.?
Ask Pharmacist: It is unwise to take any medication that you cannot identify. No one would drink a beverage if they did not know the contents. There are pill identifier programs on the internet, but use with caution. Here is a such a site: http://www. Drugs. Com/pill_identification. Html. The best option would be to take the pill back to the pharmacy for correct identification. Good luck. ...Read more
How many hours do I have to wait after having one alcoholic shot till I can take seroquel (quetiapine)?
I have a Personality and Unreality disorder and I take Seroquel (quetiapine) XR half of it no symptoms but does this disorder go away in time?
Yes and no: Use of any medication during pregnancy is murky. If not life sustaining, it is best to avoid any medication during the first three months. For the 2nd and 3rd three months it is a risk benefit decision. Seroquel (quetiapine) as a mood stabilizer or anti psychotic may be worth the risk to avoid mania or a psychotic break. As an augmenting drug in depression I believe is not as there are safer alternatives. ...Read more
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
Ask your doctor: Many drugs have interactions with each other and that includes this combination. Both of these meds. Have a "sedative" like effect and the combination is at minimum additive. If you have been on one medication for some time than the second will likely be less prone to cause an issue than were you to start both at the same time. This is an issue that a professional should be actively managing. ...Read more
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Prescribing physician before making any change in medication. Both can be taken together, but this is unusual.
The risk of developing of Parkinsonism increase with doses of Risperdal greater than 3 mg (it used to be thought that this occurred above 6 mg) Akathesia and increased risk of cerebrovascular disease can occur. ...Read more
I take seroquel (quetiapine) 150mg I think I might accidentally taken it twice tonight...Im not sure...Will I be ok? Should I be worried? Should I go to the er?
Breathe: You should be fine. Go to bed soon. No need to go to the er. ...Read more
Are there appetite suppressants? I take seroquel (quetiapine) its the only stronger medicine that helps me sleep but I gain weight I lost 54 pounds on suppressant
Appetite suppression: Yes, there are appetite suppressants that can be prescribed -- but can also aggravate other symptoms. I believe you wrote about having been on adipex previously. Other possible helps could be topomax and metformin -- not really "appetite suppressants" but may help with weight gain. Best of all is for you to increase activity and review your foods carefully with a nutritionist. Be well. ...Read more
I have ptsd and take seroquel (quetiapine) I have nightmares is it alright to take prazosin if I take hydralazine?
Possibly: This might be a possibility, but your blood pressure will need close monitoring you'll also need to be careful about getting up from a laying down position, at least initially. Your doctors need to confer, and each know about your full list of medicines. Doses may need adjusting. ...Read more
Talk to your doctor.: Seroquel (quetiapine) is considered a "category c" drug, meaning not recommended in pregnancy because of adverse outcomes in animal testing. Seroquel (quetiapine) appears to increase the risk of miscarriage in animal studies. But discuss this at length with your prescriber to decide what is best both for you and your baby. ...Read more
I take seroquel (quetiapine) to sleep it always gives me nightmares is there anything I can do to prevent the nightmares?
See your Doctor: Nightmares and more commonly excessive vivid dream activity can be a side effect to medications acting on serotonin. If the medication can't be changed and something else tried, then prazocin (which is an old blood pressure medication) has been found helpful in these cases. Please see your doctor and discuss with him what is best for your particular situation. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more
Should I take seroquel (quetiapine) if I have high cholesterol.....an I am off balance worse than before with this med. Why?
I don't know: Your before and after lipid levels. However, seroquel (quetiapine) and other atypical antipsychotics can have the side effect of increasing lipid/ cholesterol levels. Seroquel (quetiapine) has less lipid issues than some of the other atypical antipsychotics. I don't see a psychiatric diagnosis. If you are using it for sleep problems - there are other options that should not impact lipid levels. Take care. ...Read more
Help! I know they say don't come off of Depakote urself but I have heard a lot say there were no side effects for them doing so. I also take seroquel (quetiapine)?
Relapse vs withdrawl: While there are usually no side-effects, ie withdrawal, from stopping depakote, there is a very real risk of relapse. That is, the original problem that led to taking Depakote in the first place could return. Since Depakote is used for serious conditions, stopping this treatment without close monitoring by your doctor could be very risky. ...Read more
Not recommended: Psychoactive medications, especially ones that tend to be sedating, such as Seroquel, (quetiapine) can cause significant central nervous system dysregulation when alcohol is consumed. Not only would you experience potential side effects such as dizziness, excess sedation and drops in blood pressure, but also impaired cognitive functioning. This includes poor judgement and disinhibition. Hope this is helpful. ...Read more