Can I drink alcohol and take seroquel (quetiapine)?

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.

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Is it unsafe to be drinking alcohol while taking seroquel (quetiapine)?

Yes. Both make you very sleepy and reduce your ability to breathe. Combining the two could be lethal. Seroquel (quetiapine) is often used to treat mood disorders and drinking alcohol would have a negative effect on mood as well. Read more...
Seizure threshold . Alcohal decreases seizure threshold so does seroqoel , great meds but given with the understanding by your doctor that u won't drink otherwise u will end up having a seizure as they both together may decrease the seizure threshold. Read more...

After drinking alcohol daily for about a month, I stopped and exprienced hallucnations. I'm taking seroquel (quetiapine) 50mg. Should i?

Proper Indication. If the daily amount of alcohol consumed on a daily basis is high enough, stopping abruptly after one month could cause alcohol withdrawal symptoms including hallucinations. Seroquel (quetiapine) is indicated in the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and to augment an antidepressant in the treatment of major depression. It is frequently used off-label as a sleep aid. There are substantial risks. Read more...

Can you drink on seroquel (quetiapine) if its several hours after taking it or before taking it? So basically you have to decide between meds or alcohol?

Yes, basically. It's of course your decision, but you're dealing with at least 2 things here: the basic condition for which seroquel (quetiapine) was prescribed, plus the enhanced sedative effects of alcohol when added to seroquel (quetiapine). On its own, alcohol can destabilize mood and sleep cycle -- which is problematic in bipolar disorder, plain depression, and psychotic disorders. Also, taking both could make you drunker, faster. Read more...

What will drinking alcohol on Zoloft (sertraline) seroquel and vallium do? Is it safe to drink for a function?

Very dangerous. Combining alcohol with many medications, especially psychiatric medications like seroquel (quetiapine) or valium, is extremely dangerous. They can cause abnormal consciousness, possibility of passing out, depressed breathing, and other problems. You should discuss this with your doctor to make sure you are ok to have just one drink and how long after taking a medication dose. I don't recommend this at all. Read more...
Unknown. Strange things can happen with alcohol and medications like zoloft (sertraline) (blackout after very little alcohol), and alcohol will make the sedative side effect of Valium worse. Be careful! Read more...
Do The Math. This question illustrates two important issues. When taken together alcohol and Valium potentiate each other. One enhances the effect of the other. 1 Valium + 1 drink = 5 of either. The anti-depressant effects of zoloft (sertraline) and seroquel are cancelled out by the depressant effects of Valium and alcohol. 2 - 2 = 0. If one cannot abstain from alcohol while taking these medications, there is a problem. Read more...

Adult son is in alcohol withdrawal. May he take seroquel (quetiapine) with 10mg Valium to get some sleep?

This can be serious. Alcohol withdrawal can be serious. In some cases there can be hallucinations, shaking, seizures and it can even be life threatening. So it is good idea to get physical check up as well as psychological evaluation. Treatment plan will probably include AA , psychological treatment and possibly some medication. Read more...

How many hours after drinking do I have to wait to take 25mg seroquel (quetiapine)?

Depends on drinking. Seroquel (quetiapine) has common side effects of sleepiness, dizziness, lowered blood pressure. Alcohol will worsen these and impair your judgement. Are you taking seroquel (quetiapine) once or twice/day? Check with your prescribing MD re other meds you may be taking. It is best to avoid drinking when on psychotropic meds, but if drinking limit to one or two at most. Check with your doctor re your specifics. Read more...