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

Seroquel Overview

Quetiapine (/ kwi-TY--peen) (developed and marketed as Seroquel by AstraZeneca) is an atypical antipsychotic approved for the treatment of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and along with an antidepressant to treat major depressive disorder. Annual sales are approximately $1.3 billion worldwide.[6] Quetiapine was developed by AstraZeneca from 1992 to 1996. It was first approved by the FDA in 1997. There are now several generic versions.[7] Contents 1 Medical uses 1.1 Schizophr...

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seroquel for insomnia
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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...
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losing weight after seroquel
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I quit seroquel 5 months ago for several reasons (was addicted to it and not seeing a doctor so I was getting it on the streets, it messed with my head and my heart rate, and of course the weight gain.) I was a good 125lbs ish when I started. 2 years later I'm 160lbs. Seroquel never really made me hungry or overeat, but I slept a good 14 hours a day and spent my time awake lying around because I was so tired. Having quit it though, along with being homeless, I walk quite a lot and barely get to eat. But after 5 months I can't even shed 5lbs. The next best thing I can do diet wise is literally starve myself I am already eating so little, and I already do not eat junk food, so I'm really confused and actually pretty depressed by my weight. I know seroquel is behind my dilemma,...
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methocarbam 500 and seroquel
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Can I take methocarbam if I take seroquel at night ## Hello, Daisy! How are you? You shouldn't take them both, unless your doctor has said it's okay, because they can both increase sedation. The FDA classifies Methocarbamol as a muscle relaxant and its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth and drowsiness. Seroquel's typical side effects may possibly include dry mouth, dizziness, headache, drowsiness and sedation. Have they both been prescribed for you?
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white oval pill XR 150 on one side nothing on other side
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white oblong pill xr 150 ## This is a 150mg Seroquel XR tablet, which contains the active ingredient Quetiapine. It is used to treat depression and other mental health disorders. Common side effects may include: nausea, drowsiness, dry mouth and weight gain. Read more: Is there anything else I can help you with? ## this pill had me f***ed up real talk ## wow pills r bad yall act like u want them
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beige pill with L on one side and R the other
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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. ## Hello, Regina! How are you? The marking is actually intended to be R 7. This tablet is manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories and they list it as containing 400mgs of Quetiapine, which is a generic for Seroquel. The FDA classifies this medication as an atypical antipsychotic. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, dry mouth, somnolence and weight gain. Is there anything else I can help with?
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started on seroquel for alcohol addiction
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I was 1st prescribed seroquel when I entered treatment for alcohol addiction, anxiety, and depression. I am proud to say I am now 5-1/5 years sober and wondering if or why I still need to be on this medicine. I take 100mg @ night along w/ 50mg of Zoloft. My biggest concern is if I will ever get to sleep w/o aid ## If you've been taking them for years, actually even if you've just been taking one of them for years, then the best way to stop taking them would be to do a slow taper. Otherwise, they tend to cause rebound effects, so you may experience symptoms such as severe depression, insomnia, irritability and etc. Learn more Seroquel details here. Learn more Zoloft details here. If you do it that way, then there will most likely be a brief period of insomnia and some other mild ...
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pale yellow oblong pill with l on one side and r the other
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I'm trying to find out what this pill is . Does anyone know its rather large and it is pale yellow or off white with a capital L on one side and capital R On the other . Please help ## I haven't been able to find a listing that identifies this tablet, so far. That leads me to suspect that it's most likely something that's available over the counter. Where did you find it? Some products are regional, so that may help to narrow it down. Does anyone else' recognize this tablet? I'll keep looking and post back, when I have information for you. ## Someone have it to my husband because he had a horrible migraine and so he took it and it completely knocked him out .... If they give that to people over the counter there is something wrong with that... He was even slurrin...
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Seroquel and weight gain
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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...
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seroquel quetiapine
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hi, I've been taking quetiapine now for a number of years. I started out taking the extended release version of the drug for a couple of years, then was switched to the standard version around three years ago, as I suffer from insomnia, and cannot get to sleep without some kind of assistance, even where I haven't slept for days. I'm on 800mg per day, with 300 being taken during the day, and the remaining 500 being taken in the evening time. I suffer with paranoid type schizophrenia, and I do find that taking seroquel seems to keep the psychotic symptoms reduced to a manageable level. However, I've been suffering with side effects that include seizing up, where my whole body seems to contract, which can be extremely painful, I find breathing becomes a problem, and I can b...
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Seroquel Side Effects May Just Kill You
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In May of 2007, I Had a mental break, became parinoid and manic, I went to local mental health office, and ASKED for help, because I felt like I was losing my mind. They put me on 300mg og seroquel a day, 1st pill knocked me out for 36 hrs, when I woke up, I realized that I HAD WENT through a COLOR change, tree needles looked burnt orange(fir tree), and the gradually faded, back to ALMOST normal, but dulled colors remained for the next 14 months,(only on it for 81/2 months) during this period I GAINED 85 pds-..Had 2 EKG's done(because of chest pain)and am NOW Diabetic..If I live another 15 yrs I'll be surprised,am only 47..As my Immune system is affected by diabetes, I get sick easily, I've had to take anti-biotic's more in the last 3 yrs, then I have my whole...
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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

  • 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.

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