Quetiapine

What is Quetiapine?

Quetiapine is a short-acting atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder.

Questions and answers on "Quetiapine"

Mother currently taking Quetiapine Fumarate for hemiballism condition. Should she discontinue taking Zolpiden tartrate 5/mg for sleep while on the above med?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not necessarily

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Quetiapine can also cause sedation. If she is taking it at night and without taking Zolpidem she can sleep well, she can avoid Zolpidem.

However if she is not getting enough sleep without Zolpidem she can take it with...

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Good morning My wife is taking sustained release Seroquel. Medicare is no longer willing to pay for brand name Seroquel. Is there a generic brand of sustained release Seroquel that we can request. Thanks XXXXXXX XXXX

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Brief Answer:
Generic Quetiapine XR is not available in US

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for writing to us.

Till date no generic Quetiapine XR is available in USA. AstraZeneca has got the exclusive right to market sustained-release quetiapine until 2017 by name of Seroquel XR.

There are many...

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can quetiapine cause diahrea?

doctor1 MD

Brief answer....your diarrhoea could be because of quetiapine
Detailed answer....
Hello,
Thanks for the query.
I have read your query and understand your concern.
Quetiapine consumption can cause nausea,vomiting,constipation,abdominal pain and diarrhoea in few people.
Consult your doctor...

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I take silenor 3mg for sleep issues but it's not working and I'm desperate for a good nights sleep. Can I take 6 mg safely and how long will it take to work

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Not advisable

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Silenor is a highly addictive antidepressant. Taking it in higher doses makes you more tolerable to the drug and makes you less responsive.

I would like you to observe whether you are taking it right.

Silenor should not be taken with the meal....

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for doctor XXXXXXX XXXXXXX further to our last conversation see attached results. no change in symptoms behavioural symptoms getting wo
rse. on risperidone one mg twice a day. Is there any other helpful medication.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Add Quetiapine and get MRI brain done

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Brain imaging (MRI ) is required to look for brain changes.
The other investigations are normal.
Quetiapine can be started for behavioural changes.
Review wit brain MRI. Consultation and visit to a psychiatrist/Neurologist...

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Thank you for checking up on me. I was hit real hard for 2 weeks. Vomiting, loss of appetite, loss of energy,
& constipation. I over did the exercise the day before & have been taking 75 mg of Quetiapine Fumarate for 12 years
for sleep. Do you think the drug was the cause? No longer take it, but have not slept well going on 3 weeks
& still weak.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Quetiapine is less likely cause

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for follow up.

Condidering the symptom profile in form of vomiting, loss of appetite, loss of energy I feel quetiapine was less likely cause as it helps in vomiting and increases appetite.

In addition bad reaction after...

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Hi: Is the drug quetiapine prescribed only for schizophrenia or has there been some changes in its profile. thanks.


My husband is on quetiapine 12.5 mg daily at 08 and again at 25 mg BID at 12 and 2000 hours. There is a warning re the elderly taking this drug so I am anxious and would like to have some background other than my own research when I talk to the doctor in charge.

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Consultation

Detailed Answer:
Hello, and thanks for your question.

Quetiapine is actually prescribed for many reasons. The purpose of the medication depends on the dosage range. For doses above 600mg, it treats schizophrenia. For doses 300mg-600mg, it acts as an antidepressant and...

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My mom is suffering from acute dementia.. Unable to do her daily chores... Completely bed ridden with a broken hand and leg... Now always in an agitated state.. She is taking donapzil. Memantine 10.. How to keep her under control... Any more medicines needed.. Age 65..

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
A low dose antipsychotic (preferably quetiapine) can be used

Detailed Answer:
Dear Mishsant,
Thanks for using Healthcaremagic.

I read your query and understand your concerns.

Although there are multiple medications which can help in agitation associated with dementia but I feel a...

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Hello, I have been taking 10mg of escitalopram in the morning and 50 mg of quetiapine at night to help me sleep. I haven't been sleeping well so my doctor prescribed trazodone 50mg for me to take at night. It seems like there is risk of quite a few negative reactions? Is this something I should be concerned about?

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Increased sedation and low BP.

Detailed Answer:
Hello
Welcome to HCM.
I can understand your concerns.

In my opinion, there is no major drug interactions between these drugs.

Theoretically, there may appear significant interactions but practically not, at these doses.

The common...

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Hi I'm a meth user I'm experiencing hallucinating muscle cramps and maybe a little bit of suicidal i been subscribed with seroquel quetiapine fumarate 25 mg I'm wondering if this the right medication for me
Please reply
Thanks

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
should help you

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) is an anti psychotic medication. This means that it is helpful in reducing psychotic symptoms including hallucinations.

It can also help to redirect or control your suicidal ideation...

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Hi,I m a 50 y/o female in fair/good health and about 20 lbs. overweight. Last late summer I had a few episodes of what I thought was heat exhaustion and actually went to the ER once. I stayed hydrated, rested often, took frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning, etc., but it still happened. Now that it s getting warm again (it s sometimes in the 80 s now), I m starting to have the same problem. Yesterday it began when I was working inside (the house was about 75 degrees). I am taking Vesicare, Omeprazole, and Seroquel and have Sarcoidosis (but it s in remission at present). I have made sure I take all the preventative measures when in the heat, but it seems to happen anyway. The symptoms start with head pounding, increased heart rate, weakness. Then I feel sort of dizzy and somewhat nauseated. If it continues, the head pounding increases and I then begin to feel somewhat disoriented, very tired, more dizzy, and then it will progress to fainting if left untreated. I have also had a few occasions where I get in the car with the air on, start to feel better, drive home, then when I get out of the car, it hits me again when I stand up and begin walking. After a bad episode, I will feel exhausted sometimes for hours afterwards. I did ask my Urologist about the Vesicare as a possible cause, but he said it wasn t. Any ideas why and how I can cure this problem?

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Since February this year I have been taking citalopram 40mg for depression- which has been chronic and pretty severe (I was taking venlafaxine 375mg for nearly 10 years prior to February but changed as I was getting lower). I also take quetiapine 75mg every night. I run to help my depression- 3-4 times a week, 3-5 miles each time. I was feeling lethargic so started taking grenade fat burners- 2x2 every day- since I stopped taking them, I have had a cough/cold and aching/flu feeling... that s been since the middle of May. Should I see my gp?

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hi we are moving to brevard county FL from miami. my 19 yr daughter has (grade IV bleed) quad spastic cerebral palsy, autism, and epilepsy need to find a neurologist for all her meds for her autism ( seroquel XR, lexapro) and epilepsy (trileptal) any suggestions?

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My husband suffered a quick onset of difficulty breathing and an acute change in his vocal tonality. These symptoms began shortly after he started taking Seroquel. Because of these and other more bizarre motor manifestations, he stopped taking Seroquel, but his breathing difficulties and a strange tickling, feathery feeling in his throat continued, making it hard for him to breath, to swallow and to speak. (He spent two weeks at the Mayo Clinic, where many specialists assured us that his heart and lung functions were had acceptable levels. They mentioned the existence of polyps on his vocal chords and offered the opportunity for elective surgery to have them removed. Two ENT s (here in Indianapolis were advised - the first suggested that the polyps were of litte consequence. The second suggested that he have botox injections to retard laryngeal spasms. On May 28th, he had the injections. Since then, he has been unable to speak above a whisper (which we were told to expect.) The problem now is that he has contracted pneumonia (for which he began antibiotics today after a visit to the ER.) Perhaps the most serious problem is that he is unable to cough...which obviously limits his ability to expel the infection. We contacted the doctors who injected the Botox - they can t see him until the 19th of this month. What do you suggest we do in the meantime. He has an appt. with his GP on Monday 6/9.

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SIR I HAVE BEEN TAKING CLONAZEPAM 2MG SINCE 1998.WITH OTHER DRUGS LIKE TRIKA ,PROTHEIDIN MIRTAZE QUTIAPIN SR RESPECTIVELY WITH NITROZEPAM REMITEX ZOLFIDEM AND GABAPIN 600MG SR TILL2013.IN 2013 MY PSYCHIATRIST PUT ME ON 2MG CLONAZEPAM +400MG...

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