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Seroquel

Active Ingredient(s): Quetiapine
FDA Approved: September 26, 1997
Pharm Company: ASTRAZENECA
Category: Antipsychotic



Seroquel Overview

Quetiapine (/kwta.pin/ kwi-TY--peen) (branded as Seroquel, Xeroquel, Ketipinor; Hedonin by G.L. Pharma) is a short-acting atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder. Annual sales are approximately $5.7 billion worldwide, with $2.9 billion in the United States.[6] The U.S. patent,[7] which was set to expire in 2011, received a pediatric exclusivity extension which pushed its expiratio...

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Details May Include Instructions, Side Effects, Interactions, Etc. Drug monograph is from Wikipedia. All text is available under the terms of the GFDL (GNU Free Documentation License). Source: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetiapine

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epilepsy and bipolar
My sister takes take her tegretal and seroquel do these have a horrible impact upon each other he seems like she's drunk all day. I believe its the serequel. I just wany her to have some normacy un her life amd she definitely cant fuction lije this. ## Hello, Laura! How is your sister doing? I'm glad you posted your concern, because she does need to speak to her doctor. She could be developing an issue with serotonin or something else, which has the potential to be dangerous. Normal side effects to Seroquel include nausea, dizziness, headache and dry mouth. How long has she been taking them? ## she just started taking the tegretol again about a month ago. Shes been on serequel since april.
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seroquel for insomnia
I have been taking Seroquel for a year now for insomnia. Anybody else take Seroquel for this? I have looked around and it doesn't even seem that Seroquel is normally given to someone for this. ## I also have been taking seroquel for insomnia for about a year and a half now.I must say,my D.R tried every sleeping pill out there on me.This is the only thing that has worked for me,i've never had a sleepless nite since. I was also being treated for panic attacks and depression at the time.But all my life I had trouble sleeping,im talking up till 5 or 6 a.m with a million things raceing through my mind(stupid stuff)but not any more. My doc told me that in low doses ,it does work on some people for insomnia. ## Good information ## My son has OCD and was put on Seroquel for sleep. It...
Updated 13 days ago.
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Seroquel and weight gain
Is anyone else experiencing weight gain from seroquel? I still work out the same as always, and eat the same way, but I have gained over 20 pounds since i started seroquel 2 months ago. I dont want to stop taking it becasue i finally found a drug that helps, but this is an unacceptable side effect to me, anyone have any tips for dealing with this? ## Tell your doctor he might be able to help. ## I have been taking seroquel for about six months now and I have actually lost 16lbs. I take a dose of 400mg a day and have not hadd any problems. I have not even changed my diet or my exercise habits (which aren't the best). I do not have any side effects maybe it is a combination of the seroquel and other medicines you are taking? Seroquel actually began as a medicine given after surgery as...
Updated 2 months ago.
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beige pill with L on one side and R the other
It's oval shaped, big ole horse pill. Someone said it's Seroquel but I can't find anything about it. L on one side R on the other.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Medical aid wants to change chronic meds
Medical aid wants me to change chronic meds. I'm bipolar and are on Lamitor 300mg, Dopaquel 200mg and Venlor 225mg. They want me to use in their words a "cheaper" medicine like seroquel instead of Venlor despite motivational letters from my psyhiatrist. He is after all the treating specialist that walked a long way with me in getting the right combination that works. I have been on many different ones until I settled with these meds.They refuse to pay for the venlor even though i use the generic efegen. I'm already on Dopaquel which is the same as the Seroquel, in other words it would be a duplication. I don't think this is fair it is after all a PMB condition. Will it have the same effect if I change the meds. I don't want to but would like to know if somebody has
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Avoiding Seroquel drug interactions
My Mum is diagnosed Parkinsons Dimentia or Lewy Body Dementia. She has been prescribed and has been taking low dose Seroquel (25mg) which dose has been dropped to 12.5mg approx 6 weeks ago. The drugs Mum is on aren't working for her (she is very sensitive to Benzo lines and other drugs) and I'm discussing with her Doctor the feasibility of switching to cholinesterase inhibitor drugs instead. Rivastignmine (Exelon) is one of those drugs but I note it does moderately interact with Seroquel. As Mum is incredibly sensitive to drugs and their effects, I'd rather Mum be completely off Seroquel before commencing something such as Rivastignmine. What period of time would be a safe duration to suggest that the Seroquel would no longer be in her system? ## Approximately 36 hours, but ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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peach pill 93 1918
found the same pill in a medical ride found out it is 25 mg sequel/generic! ## Hi mzmarsha, From what I could gather, it seems that you are reading the imprint upside down. The correct imprint is actually listed as "93 8161". But to answer your question, yes, it is a generic version of Seroquel, containing 25mgs of Quetiapine fumarate. This medication is an atypical antipsychotic indicated for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, as well as depressive disorders. You can learn more about this drug on the page for Quetiapine Details Hope this helps!
Updated 2 months ago.
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seroquel hangovers
I am taking Seroquel for a depressive episode that began almost three months ago, gradually increasing the dosage until I have now been at 150 mg. Seroquel xr for the past 24 days. Throughout this time I have suffered severe hangovers from the Seroquel (drowsiness, severe headache, lack of energy). My psychiatrist tells me that these side effects will lessen or disappear as I build up my tolerance to the drug, but now I've gone 24 days without increasing the dosage and the side effects continue. I am taking solely Seroquel xr (not ir) and try to take it as early in the evening as possible, usually anytime from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Do these side effects disappear eventually at the 150 mg. dosage or should I begin tapering off this drug? I also heard that the side effects disappear ...
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can i take seroquel with methadone
I think I'm having a bad side effect. Like hitters and really bad anxiety. Need help. Please. I'm on 50mg of seroquel and 280 mg methadone daily. ## Hello, Peter! How are you doing? Some caution does need to be taken, when taking these medications together, because they can increase the toxicity of each other, so that could be what's causing your problem. Have you consulted your doctor? You may need them to make a dosage adjustment. ## I am on 101mg of methadone (9yrs) and just got prescribed elival for sleep. Will the elival put me in methadone withdrawal ???
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Want my Life Back
Please help me get of these medication it was given to me by a doctor, I believe they gave me three Ciplerex, Seroquel, Seroquel XR. At the time, they found me I was clearly Out of my Mind. Once I passed their examination they gave me a bed and these medications to calm me down so I could get on my way. I believe I stayed in the hospital for about one week, full discharge was given. I don't want to mess with the law again. Thanks Dr. OZ is a great show. For regular TV
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Quetiapine
  • Tablet: 100mg, 150mg, 200mg, 25mg, 300mg, 400mg, 50mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 150mg, 200mg, 300mg, 400mg, 50mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

Other drugs which contain Quetiapine or a similar ingredient: (2 results)


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