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I was prescribed quetiapine 25mg as a prn for insomnia and anxiety but i'm afraid to take it, i'm not sure what its going to do to me. Suggestions?

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Dr. Steven Reidbord
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Antipsychotic

Seroquel (brand name for quetiapine) is a 2nd generation or "atypical" anti-psychotic.
It is likely to help insomnia & anxiety, but it's not fda approved for this. Many feel such medicines are overprescribed given their potential risks, e.g. "metabolic syndrome". Maybe you could ask your doc about prescription & non-prescription alternatives? See: http://tinyurl.Com/8lgsq4e.

In brief: Antipsychotic

Seroquel (brand name for quetiapine) is a 2nd generation or "atypical" anti-psychotic.
It is likely to help insomnia & anxiety, but it's not fda approved for this. Many feel such medicines are overprescribed given their potential risks, e.g. "metabolic syndrome". Maybe you could ask your doc about prescription & non-prescription alternatives? See: http://tinyurl.Com/8lgsq4e.
Dr. Steven Reidbord
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Great reference, Dr. Reidbord. Thanks for sharing it!
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)

Low dose seroquel (quetiapine) can help sleep if used on as needed basis.
Some effects may be sedation the next morning and appetite increase. Consult your prescribing doctor.

In brief: Seroquel (quetiapine)

Low dose seroquel (quetiapine) can help sleep if used on as needed basis.
Some effects may be sedation the next morning and appetite increase. Consult your prescribing doctor.
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Help you sleep

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine with relaxing properties.
It can help when anxiety and insomnia are very bothersome and other medications have not sufficiently worked. Most likely what it will do if used only intermittently, is help you sleep. Discuss your concerns with your physician.

In brief: Help you sleep

Quetiapine is an antipsychotic medicine with relaxing properties.
It can help when anxiety and insomnia are very bothersome and other medications have not sufficiently worked. Most likely what it will do if used only intermittently, is help you sleep. Discuss your concerns with your physician.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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