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

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Seroquel Overview

Quetiapine (/ 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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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 11 days ago.
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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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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?
Updated 16 days ago.
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 ???
Updated 26 days ago.
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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
Updated 1 month ago.
seroquil / linked to mitral valve prolapse
can seroquil be a cause of mitral valve prolapse ## Hi Monica, While I haven't found any information relating Seroquel (Quetiapine) to Mitral valve prolapse, I did find "fast or irregular heartbeat" to be a severe side effect associated with this medication. I do wonder though if this side effect, in and of itself, can eventually lead to Mitral valve prolapse? If you're experiencing any unusual or disabling side effects by taking Seroquel, then I would recommend asking your doctor about switching medications or opting for a more natural alternative to the drug. You may also want to take a look at Seroquel's list of side effects, for reference: I hope this helps! ## Can you take seroqel with a prolapsed hea...
Updated 1 month ago.
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Seroquel is working for me but I know I should get off it. Advice please!
Hi, Im a 23yr old female, have been taking Seroquel for about 2 months now. I had anxiety, racing thoughts, overthink, and couldnt sleep some nights, so my doctor prescribed me this. After a breakup and miscarraige it helped me get my life back together, I can think so clearly now and am so much happier within myself. It has stabilzed my moods! I want to get off it because the side effects I have read scare me - diabetes, insomnia etc + the groggy mornings are hard but do-able. Soo last night I didnt take it, had an OK sleep, waking up every couple of hours but this morning I have anxiety back and dont know what to think. Is it possible you can get psychologically addicted to it? I dont want to stop taking it because its worked wonders in my life, but I know its not good for me and the ...
Updated 2 months ago.
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Seroquel for dimentia patient
Should Seroquel be used on a 98 year old dimentia patient? ## I am sorry, there are no medical professionals on this site and only a doctor who is familiar with her medical history can decide what medications can best help her condition. ## I have seen it used for the elderly but not with increased confusion and high probability of falls. I am a nurse so i can not diagnose. Only tell you my observations.
Updated 2 months ago.
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Seroquel weight gain and coming off it
I gained 30 pounds on this drug and I hate it. My Dr prescribed me a high dose of 400 mg at night and then 25 mg three times a day a day for anxiety. Well I decided to stop taking it and taper myself off. Right now I'm down to 50mg at night. ## Hello, Pyper! How are you? Yes, many of these types of medications can cause weight gain as a side effect. How are you doing with such a drastic dosage cut? Any withdrawal symptoms, such as worsening depression or anxiety? How long were you taking it? ## Verwon I have been on Seroquel for one year. Yes I am experiencing a little increase in anxiety and depression, but its nothing I cant deal with. Besides, I already lost three pounds. Yippee..
Updated 2 months ago.
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Can I use expired seroquel
My serouqel is expired, how long after expiration can I use it ## Hello, Barb! How are you? This medication doesn't get dangerous, once expired, but it will start to lose effectiveness. How far expired is it? When was it filled?
Updated 2 months ago.
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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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