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Could the bipolar medicines like seroquel (quetiapine) also be used for sleeping disorders?
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: No.
A common side effect of some medications for bipolar disorder may be sedation, but superior treatments are available for sleep disorders.

In brief: No.
A common side effect of some medications for bipolar disorder may be sedation, but superior treatments are available for sleep disorders.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Not sure what sleeping disorders you are referring to.
However if you're referring to insomnia that is a manifestation of many sleeping disorders. Sarah quell it is a drug has been approved for bipolar disorder and psychosis and one of the side effects is sedation. However the sedation comes with high cost and risk. In some patients the medication can cause weight gain. Get evaluated first.

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)
Not sure what sleeping disorders you are referring to.
However if you're referring to insomnia that is a manifestation of many sleeping disorders. Sarah quell it is a drug has been approved for bipolar disorder and psychosis and one of the side effects is sedation. However the sedation comes with high cost and risk. In some patients the medication can cause weight gain. Get evaluated first.
Dr. Leonard Lado
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