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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?

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...
Dont. if you are uncomfortable with it then call your physician and talk about other options. seroquel (quetiapine) is not an inherently bad medication - it may be a good choice for you, but that should be clarified if you have new concerns. your doctor won't be irritated about reviewing the risks of seroquel (quetiapine) - or if they are then find someone else. Read more...

After being on many antipsychotics and switching to seroquel (quetiapine) I find it is not sedating enough? Will I need to switch to something that puts me 2 sleep

Talk w/psychiatrist. I'm sorry, but without knowing you it's impossible for any of us here to say what you'll need to do. We don't even know the diagnosis or why antipsychotics have been prescribed. I suggest discussing your concerns with your own psychiatrist who does know you and how various medications have affected you. Dose adjustments may be possible. Read more...

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...

I am on 25mg quetiapine at night to aid insomnia and anxiety. Is it safe to take an antipsychotic for this complaint? I would rather not take it.

Quetiapine. Quetiapine can be given to help insomnia and anxiety, if other options like trazodone, etc have either not helped or have brought intolerable side effects. I hope you're also working in psychotherapy on your anxiety ; insomnia, allowing medications to be decreased to the absolute minimum. Quetiapine exposes you to some long-term risks that other options don't. Read more...
Yes and No. It is not the safest med for this although it is frequently used for this purpose. Low grade risks are tardive dyskinesia, diabetes, elevated cholesterol and elevated triglycerides. Other options include trazodone, which in the long run may be safer. Cbti therapy for insomnia is another option. Read more...

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...