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Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate)

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Seroquel®

Generic Name: Quetiapine Fumarate kwe-TYE-a-peen & FU-ma-rate

Drug Class: Antipsychotics

 

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Description
Seroquel is classified as an atypical antipsychotic medication and is used to treat patients that suffer from delusions, hallucinations, unorganized thought and hostility.

Seroquel is used to treat the symptoms of psychotic conditions such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder (manic depression).

This medicine may also be prescribed to treat severe behavioral problems in children. Your doctor may prescribe this for other conditions as well.

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General Information
This information is for educational purposes only. Not every known side effect, adverse effect, or drug interaction is in this database. If you have questions about your medicines, talk to your healthcare provider. 

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Proper use of this medicine
Take this medicine exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. This medicine should be taken continually, even if you are feeling better. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Do not take more or less of this medicine that prescribed. Do not share this medicine with other people.
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Missed Dose
Take your next dose as soon as you remember. If it is time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double doses.
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Storage
Keep this medication in the container it came in, tightly closed, and out of reach of children. Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture. Throw away any medication that is outdated or no longer needed.
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Possible Side Effects
    • Check with your doctor AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience diarrhea, vomiting, unsteadiness, difficulty walking, or unusual muscle weakness.
    • This medicine can cause the following side effects:
      • contipation
      • dizziness
      • drowsiness
      • dry mouth
      • headache
      • weight gain
      • restlessness
      • mild thirst
      • frequent urination
      • drowsiness
      • fine hand tremor
      • mild nausea
    • This medicine may increase blood sugar (hyperglycemia). Diabetic patients should be cautious of this and regularly check their blood sugar.
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Warnings/Precautions
    • Several days to weeks may pass before you feel the the full effects of this medicine.
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Overdose
Seek medical attention immediately. U.S. residents can call the national poison hotline at 1-800-222-1222. Canadian residents should call their local poison control center directly.
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Drug Interactions
    • Let your doctor know if you are taking any of the following types of medications:
      • antacids
      • antihistamines
      • diet pills
      • benztropine (Cogentin)
      • bromocriptine (Parlodel)
      • carbamazepine (Tegretol)
      • dicyclomine (Bentyl)
      • fluoxetine (Prozac)
      • guanethidine (Ismelin)
      • lithium
      • meperidine (Demerol)
      • methyldopa (Aldomet)
      • phenytoin (Dilantin)
      • propranolol (Inderal)
      • sedatives
      • trihexyphenidyl (Artane)
      • valproic acid (Depakene)
      • cold medications
      • medications for depression
      • vitamins and herbs
    • Inform your doctor of all the medications you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially if you are taking any of the following:
      • anti-depressant
      • anti-anxiety drugs
      • sparfloxacin
      • grepafloxacin
      • guanethidine
      • guanadrel
      • lithium
      • metrizamide
      • cabergoline
      • tranquilizers
      • barbiturates
      • sleeping pills
      • narcotic pain medication (e.g. codeine)
      • other medicines that make you drowsy.
    • Many cough-and-cold products contain ingredients that may add a drowsiness effect. Before you use cough-and-cold medications, ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of those products..

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Pregnancy/Nursing
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant. For women: since this medicine is excreted in human breast milk, you should NOT breastfeed while taking this medicine.
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More Information

For more information about this medicine, talk to your healthcare provider.
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dmhobbit
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Registered: January 2014
Location: Middletown, Virginia
Posts: 125
Sun August 2, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $2.65| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: after 30 minutes you WILL feel drowsy and fall asleep... for about 8 hours
CONS: You can't just stay up without falling asleep at your keyboard... go to bed!

I know, I know, this is an antipsychotic. I'm already doing dandy on 20mg Zyprexa but it doesn't make me sleepy. I take 100mg at night at 10:30pm and go to bed at 11pm every night. I get a full 8 hours of sleep and am only slightly drowsy in the morning nothing two cups of coffee can't fix COMPARED to the TRAZADONE I was a zombie in the morning for over an hour or so. No thanks. Thank you WebMD, Mayo Clinic, and JAMA for offering this medication for people like me with severe insomnia!

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Memere
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Registered: July 2015
Location: Harbor Beach
Posts: 5
Fri July 17, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: It absolutely works great
CONS: It will put you to sleep quickly

This is a great medication, you need to go to bed shortly after taking it however. You should never miss a day. When I miss a few days my mind starts playing all kinds of nasty tricks on me, just try not to miss your doses.

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xxKaneLovesZoexx
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Registered: May 2011
Location: England
Posts: 71
Fri July 10, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Slows down the central nervous system and induces tiredness.
CONS: Rapid tiredness and weakness of muscles.

I am unable to comment on how well I feel when I take this drug as from the time it is effective It puts me into a state of sedation and so I cannot any longer think for myself or act, it relaxes my central nervous system enough for me to relax. This drug also helps with the Psychosis that I suffer, it makes me feel less concerned about my Psychotic features such as the hallucinations and paranoia.

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RChem
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Registered: July 2015
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 4
Sun July 5, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $5.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: greatly improves my anxiety, helps depressive episodes, and brings me down from mania in 1-2 days
CONS: waking up every morning is an hour-long ordeal, slightly sedated during the day

Seroquel has been a godsend for me, but it had a ROUGH adjustment period.. constantly sedated, didn't want to move at all, constantly irritable. But after fighting through a week of that, the skies cleared right up: it helps manage nearly ALL of my bipolar 1/GAD symptoms like a swiss army knife. I've been able to massively reduce the amount of benzos and other drugs I take. My only complaint is that it's still mildly sedating during the day, and waking up in the morning after my large nightly dose still feels like I'm being brought back from the dead.

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Erik456
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Registered: May 2015
Location: LA
Posts: 79
Wed May 20, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: it works
CONS: none

I frequently purchase prescribed drugs via americantrustpills (seriously, this place sucks) free of danger. Unfortunately I use to take tons of it so minimal expense is essential for me.

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ridgeya
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Registered: March 2015
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Sat March 14, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $2.70| Rating: 8 

 
PROS:
CONS:

Very sleepy and spacey, but the voices seem to minimize. I'd much rather deal with being sleepy and out of it, than listen to the voices!!!

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ridgeya
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Registered: March 2015
Location: Arkansas
Posts: 2
Sat March 14, 2015 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $2.70| Rating: 8 

 
PROS:
CONS:

Very sleepy and spacey, but the voices seem to minimize. I'd much rather deal with being sleepy and out of it, than listen to the voices!!!

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51515151
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Registered: March 2015
Location: canada
Posts: 2
Fri March 13, 2015 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: helped my depression a bit
CONS: couldn't walk or see very well

the first time i took this pill i saw double for an entire week. i couldn't walk because i was so dizzy, i felt sick, could barely eat. i don't know why but i listened to my doctor when he told me to keep taking it. it's been about a year-ish now. my body's used to it now and i don't really have any side effects that i know of. i still hate this medication though because of how much it changed me. kind of a cloudy feeling, like i'm not really here. hard to explain.

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Fastidious Raptor
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Registered: June 2012
Location: Sonoma County, Ca
Posts: 9
Wed December 3, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Significantly Decreased My Depressive Episodes and Reduced my Anxiety
CONS: Incredibly Sedating, definitely don't drive on this medication

I get the best sleep on this medication. I've tried both the instant release and XR versions. They both are great and they both kick my ass, but I feel like they significantly improve my bipolar depression and decrease my level of anxiety.

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unitedlee58
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Registered: November 2014
Location: Ft. Myers, Fl.
Posts: 2
Tue November 18, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $6.25| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: I FINALLY SLEEP AT NIGHT
CONS: TAKES A LITTLE WHILE TO COME OUT OF IT IN THE MORNING

THANK GOD FOR THE GENERIC THAT CAME OUT A FEW YEARS AGO.

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nayxcore
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Registered: November 2014
Location: Australia
Posts: 12
Fri November 7, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $6.80| Rating: 6 

 
PROS:
CONS:

helps alot

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gubernova
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Registered: August 2014
Location: South Texas
Posts: 85
Sun August 17, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $70.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None for me
CONS: It makes you sleep all the time

I was prescribed this as a sleep aid and man does it work. It works by making you sleep 16 hours. I could never sleep less than 16 hours a day so I had to quit it. Some people swear by it as a sleep aid, but others are extremely sensitive to it like me. Needless to say, it wasn't a very good mood stabilizer for me.

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Ford Puma
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Registered: May 2014
Location: Ireland
Posts: 392
Sun August 3, 2014 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: A good sleep aid
CONS: went from 12 to 16 stone in 16 months.

For a time it seems ok but I never had that much of a complaint about sleep issues at the start and now I do!!!

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Baroness4tea
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Registered: May 2014
Location: Telford
Posts: 50
Wed May 21, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $16.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Great for anxiety, depression, mania, helps you fall asleep
CONS: Slight tiredness in morning

Great response with only25-50mg. Worked well with my other meds. No problems except minor morning tiredness.

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mikeypugs0134
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Registered: May 2014
Location: Central PA
Posts: 2
Mon May 5, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $1,600.00| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Keeps me from commiting suicide
CONS: Make me sleep a lot

It has kept my self harm under control. It has also taken away my suicidal thoughts. I had attempted suicide two times; but not since taking this medication. It makes me really goofy and tired, but dealing with these side effects... is more than worth it!!! I couldn't and wouldn't be able to cope without Seroquel.

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earlyadapter
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Registered: January 2011
Location: SF BAY AREA
Posts: 15
Sat April 12, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Stops Brain rasing thoughts - anxiety crying your iminagiation running wild with negative thoughts
CONS: Caution: use lowest possible dosage even cut in 1/2 your given dossage

Second day on it with major positive results ..1st day 25 mg. stay at home felt a sedative also took Remeron (Mirtazapine) 30mg at bedtime.I was in seriously bad shape with major grief and anxiety so serious I thought I has 25 signs of some fatal illness along with hyperventilation it could not stop any major crying episodes and brain racing thoughts I could not control. could not sleep was a nervous wreck - could not stop complaining to my friends and too nervous to sleep with nightmares.I entered a Major intensive Medical - Psych MD. program (1st day) and was given these meds under strict Psych MD supervision and tons of major psychiatric outpatient daily care. Well from feeling as described above I could sleep last night and feel at bit drowsy today . But having enough interest and control and major calmness I haven't had in months ---to write this review in a clam collected manor. WOW!I do know that a tiny but too much Seroquel can and will turn you into a Zombie. this is an extremely powerful drug. I'm lowering my dosage to 1/2 of my 25 MG pill and 1 or two daily pills a day.This not a drug you ever want to think More is better .... If you take or were given too much your experience will be Zombie like, and you want to stop immediately because you initially too even a 12.5 MG too much..too soon to give a definitive prospective but OMG today I feel great but a little tired but a 1000% better them yesterday before I took my 1st 25MG pill.these are my result only and my Not reflect anyone but me. used only supervision of my Psych MD.early adapter

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eclipselightning
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Registered: January 2014
Location: Canada
Posts: 43
Wed April 9, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $75.00| Rating: 6 

 
PROS: stabilized mood, little weight gain, got rid of auditory hallucinations
CONS: really drowsy, was becoming dependent on drug

I would really recommend this to anyone with bipolar disorder because I would have very severe mood changes and with this they were farther apart and less extreme. Worked really well for helping with delusions as well.

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dillpickle1983
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Registered: January 2011
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1428
Fri March 21, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: Turns brain off from racing thoughts. Allows me to sleep!
CONS: Intitally, super sedating, sleeping for 14+ hours.

I've been on Quetipine for over 2 years now. Started on 100mg, then slowly bumped up to 600mg. Anything over 600mg gives me heart palpitations. I have gotten used to the sedative effects and I now only sleep about 9 hours, waking up refreshed with no hangover. When I first started I had hangover fog every morning and it was terrible, but now it is gone. I haven't gained any weight, so for me it is weight neutral. I absolutely love Seroquel and couldn't imaging living without it. It has a common side effect of raising blood sugars, but I have found for me not to be the case. All in all, it's really up to the persons physiology. It works for some, not others. Just be for warned, it takes sometimes several weeks to get over the hangover effect. It took me almost 6 weeks.

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BPD Ghost
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Registered: February 2014
Location: USA
Posts: 33
Sun February 23, 2014 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: It numbed my brain and forced me to sleep.
CONS: I gained over 100 lbs. When I overdosed on it I was seeing hallucinations for days.

I was prescribed this medication for sleep when I was suffering from mild anxiety. I became addicted and stayed on it for over 6 years. I gained over 100 pounds and had terrible side effects. My nose was always stuffy to the point it was embarrassing to talk. My hands would twitch and I was told that was normal. When I overdosed, I had major hallucinations and twitches. I was relieved the doctors in the psyche-ward finally took me off them. They said that I should never been prescribed them because they are only approved for bipolar and I in no way have bipolar.

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misskrome
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Registered: January 2014
Location: ...
Posts: 229
Mon January 20, 2014 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: Helped me sleep, until...
CONS: debilitating side effects

Worked okay for the first 3 months. Then movement disorder which started with restless legs and progressed to flailing arms in addition to the former. Ended with little muscle control. Couldn't sleep with involuntary flailing limbs.

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Mercedes87
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Registered: December 2013
Location: Romeoville
Posts: 49
Mon December 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: None
CONS: Extreme drowsiness

Took at night, provided no sleep benefits. Did nothing for my mental health. Extreme sleepiness lingered into the next day, often for the entire day.

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mummymooch
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Registered: June 2013
Location: Portumna Co. Galway Ireland
Posts: 22
Sat December 21, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: made me sleep
CONS: made mew want to do harm to others

worked at 1st for sleep and bad thoughts and 6 weeks later i had sick thoughts wanted to harm people felt sucidal and very agressive would never take it again worst pills so far

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dillpickle1983
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Registered: January 2011
Location: Erie, PA
Posts: 1428
Sun November 3, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: I sleep
CONS: Heart Palpitations of dosages above 700mg

I take the IR version. It is the ONLY thing to put me to sleep. Without it I will not sleep, sometimes for days. I love Seroquel, I haven't noticed any weight changes, but I'm a big guy to begin with.

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GlaringofGrimalkins
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Registered: September 2013
Posts: 7
Mon September 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $1.10| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: Good sleepytimes if one takes a great deal of it. >800mg
CONS: Extreme weight gain.

All I could do was eat and think about what I was going to eat next. No symptom relief.

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usehername
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Registered: October 2012
Location: in my head
Posts: 235
Sun September 1, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $10.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: SLEEP! OMG IT'S A MIRACLE!!!!!
CONS: fat and always hungry

I was on it for about 6 months (400mg, nothing else) and did fine. Got good grades, slept 8 hrs almost every night, felt pretty good. Had a decent appetite, REMEMBERED to eat. Then, I lost my ins and couldn't afford it (no generic back then, it was $400 a bottle).Went back on it a bout 4 days ago (generic this time) with lamictil and risperdal. Swung from the depths of the worst depression I've suffered from in years to my current (manic as hell) state. It's probably a combined effect, or just a change of season... Either way, I'm getting about 5-6 hours of sleep each night which is WAY more than I usually get whether manic or depressed.

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transientsoul
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Registered: August 2013
Location: CLEVELANDOHIO!!
Posts: 140
Fri August 23, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: sleeeeeep
CONS: sleeeeeep

I think it should be noted that if you have underlying conditions, many psych meds or really any new med might trigger an aspect of that underlying condition and/or make it worse. This I believe was the case for me with Seroquel. Now, some years later I have been officially Dx w/ Type 2 Diabetes - which I probably had even at the time I was taking the drug. As such it likely was messing with my already high blood sugar - if that is the case, it's rather unfair for me to say that the drug itself is bad. What I do know is that 1/2 hr after taking Seroquel dose, I would be so sleepy I often had to crawl to my bed. Pretty soon I would take it and immediately get in bed to avoid that problem. Mentally, it didn't seem to make much difference.

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Exoticturtle
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Registered: June 2012
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 3
Wed July 31, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 4 

 
PROS: Good for sedation purposes
CONS: Irritability, drowsiness

Made me fall asleep fairly quickly, but was irritable and very tired the following morning. Didn't help with anxiety, either. It was successful in slowing my brain down but didn't improve my mood.

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Musique_butterflys
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Registered: October 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 36
Tue July 16, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Very good for sleep.
CONS: Groggy the next day

It works very well for sleep but i find myself very tired and groggy the next day and tend to fall asleep a lot. This stuff knocks you on your butt.

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suchalargepillcase
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Registered: June 2013
Location: West Seneca, NY
Posts: 19
Sun June 30, 2013 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: Amazing for sleep.
CONS: Weight gain, increased appetite, difficulty in waking up in the morning, fatigue, caused hallucinations and delusions. And the withdrawal was HORRIBLE.

I have BD1 and I took 100mg QHS to help me sleep. Normally I would have a much higher dose to help stabilize my mood but with my age (17 at the time) my doctor wasn't comfortable putting it above a sleeping dose. It knocked me out very quickly which was good, but I was difficult to rouse in the morning. I gained 20lbs in two months on it. I had horrible night carb cravings so when the sedative effect was just starting I would stumble from my room to the kitchen as if I were drunk and do things like drink an entire gallon of milk or take three boxes of crackers back up into my bedroom and eat most of them, leaving the rest to get mixed into my sheets. It also made me hallucinate, depersonalize, and become delusional. I tapered off of it for a month which was the worst month of my life. It basically put me in a mixed episode as well as making me extremely nauseous, gave me insomnia, caused uncontrollable, excessive, idiopathic sobbing and crying fits. Easily one of the worst medications I've ever had the misfortune of taking.

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artlovr
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Registered: June 2013
Location: GA
Posts: 14
Sat June 15, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: Levels out the extreme moods of BP
CONS: Sleep a lot, esp. during the day, a lot of weight gain

I've been on Seroquel for over ten years and so I've experienced a lot of the good this med does as well as the negs. I hate the weight gain, but like the sleep I can now get (even though there's too much sleep). Most importantly, I don't have severe manic episodes, although sometimes I feel numb.

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Tamster
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Registered: May 2012
Location: Michigan, USA
Posts: 4143
Thu May 2, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $3.00| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: helped me achieve sleep at night, cleared most hallucinations
CONS: made me sleep all the time, dry mouth

i found the hypersomnolence to impact my life a great deal. I sleep all day and night most of the time. Works better if you eat before daytime doses to manage sleepiness.

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Kelti
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Registered: January 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 21
Mon February 18, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: Removes anxiety, nausea, manic symptoms
CONS: Makes one a little woosie for a while.

I give seroquel the respect it has given me. It made me go from suicidal and hospitalized to just fine with only ONE bedtime dose!! I plan on taking it as long as possible. Kelti...

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Kelti
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Registered: January 2013
Location: Oklahoma City
Posts: 21
Mon February 18, 2013 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

 
PROS: Stopped my extreme anxiety and the nausea (suicidal) that goes along with it.
CONS: Makes me a little unsteady on my feet.

I have been taking seroquel since August 2012. I was in the hospital at the time for a breakdown, suicidal. Seroquel took away all my anxiety and 'killer' nausea in just ONE dose! I was perfectly fine the next am after I took it! I get a little woosie right after I take it but it doesn't last long, and I don't get woosie after every dose either. This drug saved my life. I thank God for it. I know a lot of people don't have much to say in favour of the drug, but hey, it works for me. Kelti...

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rossiv46
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Registered: December 2012
Location: California
Posts: 119
Thu December 20, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: helped me sleep and helped with mood
CONS: groggy

I took this for several years and it worked with sleep and my mood. One day it just stopped working and changed to zyprexa

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rossiv46
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Registered: December 2012
Location: California
Posts: 119
Thu December 20, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $40.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Helped with sleep and mood
CONS: Left me groggy

I took seroquel for over 8 years and it worked. It help me sleep and helped with my moodiness but somehow it just stopped working. Couldn't sleep and very irritable. Changed to zyprexa

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rossiv46
Member

Registered: December 2012
Location: California
Posts: 119
Thu December 20, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $40.00| Rating: 9 

 
PROS: Helped with sleep and mood
CONS: Left me groggy

I took seroquel for over 8 years and it worked. It help me sleep and helped with my moodiness but somehow it just stopped working. Couldn't sleep and very irritable. Changed to zyprexa

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sidestepper
Crone

Registered: May 2010
Location: Some where between my inner mind and the solar system.
Posts: 12972
Tue August 14, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 3 

 
PROS: Very quick fall asleep time and very good nights sleep on 25mg.
CONS: After few months took longer to fall a sleep and until Idid I had to walk around could not sit due to very bad leg cramps.

Don't like being forced into the Yes/no recommendation. For all meds You gotta decide if the benifits out weigh the costs. I can only tell you my experience,and you have to weigh the cost for yourself. I had 25mg PRN for sleep & nightmares from PTSD. I really did like sleeping, this is the one drug that has always put me to sleep and kept me asleep. Sleep has been an issue my intire life. As I type I've been up all night, I Ambian and a benzo combo now and it doesn't work as well. I have to take breaks all the time to keep from from getting a physical dependence that will make the Ambian/benzo totally useless. Seroquel works but for me there was a price. After a while I couldn't pay it any more the leg cramps just became too painful. I also started getting high trig levels and I was only on 25mg. So a few years ago I said goodbye.

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nomoredonutshop
New Member

Registered: August 2012
Location: bmore
Posts: 2
Tue August 7, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 2 

 
PROS:
CONS:

horrible felt like zombie

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Sat August 4, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $60.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: SLLLEEEPPPYYY

This practically put me in a coma. I slept at least 14 hrs, a day. When I was awake, I couldn't tell that I was awake, a type of hallucinating. Depression was way worse. Major suicidal thoughts and outbursts of self-mutilating.

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PsychoSpaceman
New Member

Registered: August 2011
Posts: 4
Wed May 30, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 7 

 
PROS: Helped decrease depressive symptoms and helped insdomnia
CONS: Dry mouth, next day drowsiness early in treatment, risk of movement disorder

This medication helped slightly with depression but was better for anxiety and insomnia.Sometimes it causes bothersome dry mouth but most of the time it is not a problem.Early in treatment, I felt groggy the next day but this passed within two weeks.May have decreased mood swings.

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pent913
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Registered: May 2012
Posts: 1
Sun May 20, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $150.00| Rating: 4 

 
PROS: IT HELPED ME SLEEP
CONS: SLEEP WALKING, PROBLEMS SWALLOWING, SEIZURE

SLEEP WALKING, PROBLEMS SWALLOWING, SEIZURES...A WEEK AFTER I STARTED TAKING THIS MEDICATION, ALSO ALONG WITH NEURONTIN, CELEXA, ADDERALL, XANAX...I HAD AN EXPERIENCE WHERE I WAS TOLD I WAS WALKING AROUND THE HOUSE DOING OPENING AND CLOSING DOORS, AND KITCHEN CABINETS, AND MY GIRLFRIEND TOLD ME THAT SHE GRABBED ME AND ASKED ME WHAT WAS WRONG I GUESS I FLIPPED OUT AND THREW HER AWAY FROM AND THEN I CALLED THE POLICE BECAUSE I FELT SHE WAS TRYING TO HARM ME....MONTHS LATER MY PSYCHIATRIST ALONG WITH A NEUROLOGIST CONFIRMED THAT I HAVE BEEN HAVING PETITE-MAL SEIZURES AND THAT THE AMOUNT, AND TYPE OF MEDICATIONS MOST DEFINATELY CONTRIBUTED TO THIS EPISODE.

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newtus
Obey™ Propaganda

Registered: June 2010
Location: Hell
Posts: 17788
Fri May 11, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 0 

 
PROS: none
CONS: weight gain (severe), sleepyness, lowers metabolism

weight gain (severe), sleepyness, lowers metabolismI GAINED ALMOST 100 POUNDS. HAD I KEPT ON IT I WOULD HAVE. I almost GAINED DIABETES. I slept and ate ALL day.

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newtus
Obey™ Propaganda

Registered: June 2010
Location: Hell
Posts: 17788
Fri May 11, 2012 Recommended? No | Total Spent: $30.00| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: weight gain (severe), sleepyness, lowers metabolism

weight gain (severe), sleepyness, lowers metabolism

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jk2833
Member

Registered: July 2011
Location: london
Posts: 246
Thu March 1, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 5 

 
PROS: helped a little with psychosis
CONS: still very irritable with headaches

irritability and headaches still caused problems

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CastlesInTheAir
Grand Magnate

Registered: February 2012
Location: Maryland
Posts: 3363
Thu February 9, 2012 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $97.00| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: sleep well get up easier been more alert during the day
CONS: PRICE!!!!!

Dosage dosage dosage. So when on 100 mg I loved it because it helped me sleep. However, I hated it because I already had problems getting up in the morning now with this i had even more problems. Then the doc increased the dosage o 200 mg and now not only do i sleep good ive been getting up easier as well. The downside is that it is freaking expensive but i refuse to try something else because this seems to be working pretty well. Warning! though do not even think of missing a dose! You'll be all wacked out and have withdrawl symptons. I had problem refilling once and was off it for almost a week. I felt like total crap and was an emotional mess.

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crazylife
Veteran Member

Registered: August 2011
Location: Isle of Wight
Posts: 301
Sun December 11, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $7.40| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: It relaxed me enough to sleep
CONS: I couldn't wake up in the day time.

Helped with anxiety and sent me to sleep.

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bathory
Junior Member

Registered: November 2011
Posts: 7
Mon November 7, 2011 Recommended? No | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 1 

 
PROS: none
CONS: cant sleep

made me run in my sleep body jerks but mind was so tired, could not sleep well for a month

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shanbug15
Junior Member

Registered: July 2011
Location: dixon, ca
Posts: 7
Tue August 2, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: helps me sleep and silenced the chatter in my head all day
CONS: maybe my head is a little too quiet

i have been on it for almost 2 weeks and the benefits are wonderful, i am hoping soon i will have more focus during the day.

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rpdcycle
New Member

Registered: July 2011
Posts: 2
Mon July 18, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 8 

 
PROS: Helped me sleep
CONS: none

I was given this med primarily to help me sleep at night. I have rapid cycling bipolar disorder, anxiety, and delayed sleep phase syndrome. This med will knock you out like no other.

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saphirrain
Member

Registered: June 2011
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 26
Sun June 5, 2011 Recommended? Yes | Total Spent: $3.00| Rating: 2 

 
PROS: sanity
CONS: side effects

weight gain, fatigue, and high cholesterol

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