80 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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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 (daytime sleepiness, loss of energy, weight gain)
  • 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 (daytime sleepiness, weight gain)
  • 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 difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxiety and sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • 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 (distractibility, loss of short term memory, word fishing, weight gain)
  • 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 (distractibility, loss of short term memory, word fishing, weight gain)
  • 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

Nov 10, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: unless you want to gain a lot of weight, don't take this unless you have no other options
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 2 helpful marks

Oct 26, 2008 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (hangover effect, daytime sleepiness, loss of energy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The first few days I took it it made me tired as sin... but after a while the effects stop and now I just sleep and wake up refreshed!
Side effects: hangover effect, daytime sleepiness, loss of energy

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 5, 1999 (Started May 05, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for problems concentrating)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (problems concentrating, hangover effect, daytime sleepiness, weight gain, acid reflux)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Side effects: problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, acid reflux, acid reflux, hangover effect, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 8, 2009 (Started May 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (restless feeling in arms, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: restless feeling in arms, weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

Jul 27, 2009 (Started Jul 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness, dizziness, memory problems, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment works very well for me. I'd recommend it if you're having mood swings, or insomnia. Some professionals say it makes you gain weight. However, the opposite happened to me when I took it before- I lost somewhere around 20 lbs. ! But I was a kid when I first took seroquel, so I don't know what to expect now that I'm taking it again as an adult. It could be different when given to certain people and age groups.
Side effects: drowsiness, fatigue, memory problems, fatigue, dizziness, dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle aches, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medicine worked great but gave me the munchies constantly! I gained 100 pounds over a couple months.I could not take the weight gain any more even though it was really helping me out.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, dizziness

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (muscle aches, drowsiness, dizziness, fatigue, constipation, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: muscle aches, fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 24, 2010 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (oversleeping (too much sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was at 150 mg but had to cut it in half because I was sleeping way to much. I would becareful on this medicine because you can become sleep dependant on it. I am not sure how long though if you go off the Seroquel.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: oversleeping (too much sleep)

  • 1 helpful mark
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