79 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

Feb 1, 2009 (Started Nov 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, loss of energy, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It takes a while for your body to get use to it. It messes with your sleep until you get regulated and it takes a while and I wanted to stop it. However, I am glad I did not because it has been the best medication for my mood and depression that I have ever been on. I have been on all of them!
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, loss of energy, weight gain

Dec 8, 2008 (Started Nov 08, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was never able to sleep before and now I can got to bed and sleep all night within 1 hour of taking this drug.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, loss of energy, weight gain

  • 7 helpful marks

Sep 27, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxiety and sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i started at a low dose, but needed to titrate up. eventually i was at 400mg(approx?) and had gained 30lbs. we finally decided that the weight gain was unhealthy and tried something else. didn't sleep for a couple weeks more than a few hrs a nite. dropped 30+lbs. decided i HAD to be on it, but found that 100mg coupled with 1 or 2 mg klonepin worked very well, and no weight gain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 3 helpful marks

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, word fishing, loss of short term memory, distractibility)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, word fishing, distractibility, loss of short term memory

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, word fishing, loss of short term memory, distractibility)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication is very effective in controlling my bipolar mania, however, it has caused me to gain nearly 80lbs in 2 years
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, word fishing, distractibility, loss of short term memory

  • 3 helpful marks
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