79 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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Dec 10, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This is a medication that my psychiatrist prescribed in conjunction with the Effexor XR to stabilize my mood. Because it also has a sedating effect on me it also helps with my insomnia. The only burden of this medication for me is the cost (I don't have any insurance right now). I'm definitely paying for a brand name because there aren't any generic equivalents available yet.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Nov 2, 2008 (Started Nov 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It makes me tired.

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Oct 29, 2008 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Excellent medication to supplement with existing SSRI/SSNRI Tx.
Side effects: weight gain

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Oct 17, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good Med!
Side effects: weight gain

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Oct 26, 2008 (Started Oct 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (loss of energy, daytime sleepiness, hangover effect)
  • 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

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Sep 16, 2008 (Started Feb 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Advice & Tips: Unless you have a strong tolerance for this medication it will completely wipe you out for the entire first half of the following day. Also, beware that once you have taken your pill you only have about an hour until it lays you out completely unconscious.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

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Aug 26, 2008 (Started Jan 04, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 350 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Mar 13, 2008 (Started Mar 13, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2250 mg Daily

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Aug 1, 2007 (Started Jun 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Terrible side effects. I gained in 15 days 40lb.

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Jul 5, 1999 (Started May 05, 1999)

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

  • 1 helpful mark
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