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Does Seroquel help cure insomnia?

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Posted on Wed, 2 Dec 2015
Question: Can taking seroquel (50-100mg) for insomnia XXXXXXX my body of being able to fall asleep on its own later? I was told by one doctor it was non habit forming and useful in my situation since my insomnia is due to stress would hopefully only be temporary. Another doctor said can kill my bodys circadian rhythem and Id wouldnt be able to fall asleep naturally. The whole problem in the first place was due to stress I could not get to sleep. Can u really lose natural ability to fall asleep forever?
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Answered by Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi (35 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
The drug is safe to use and doesn't cause permanent changes.

Detailed Answer:
Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related queries

I can understand your concern. The drug is an antipsychotic drug and is used off label for the patients of insomnia. The drug is a safe drug in low doses (50-100 mg) and is free of serious side effects. The drug doesn't cause dependence and doesn't cause permanent changes in circadian rhythm. So no need to worry. The drug is totally safe and you can reduce the doses of the drug gradually and rebound worsening of insomnia will not be seen.

So remain assured, you will not loose the ability to fall asleep naturally with this drug. The drug is totally safe.

Thanks. hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask again for more doubts.

Take care
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Does Seroquel help cure insomnia?

Brief Answer: The drug is safe to use and doesn't cause permanent changes. Detailed Answer: Hello thanks for asking from HCM for your health related queries I can understand your concern. The drug is an antipsychotic drug and is used off label for the patients of insomnia. The drug is a safe drug in low doses (50-100 mg) and is free of serious side effects. The drug doesn't cause dependence and doesn't cause permanent changes in circadian rhythm. So no need to worry. The drug is totally safe and you can reduce the doses of the drug gradually and rebound worsening of insomnia will not be seen. So remain assured, you will not loose the ability to fall asleep naturally with this drug. The drug is totally safe. Thanks. hope this helps you. Please don't hesitate to ask again for more doubts. Take care