25 patient evaluations for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Sep 10, 2012 (Started Aug 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On the whole not a drug I would recomend and as I am now in my 60's with a chance of dementia which the FDA state a increased risk of death during treatment I am monitoring it. Also I am taking phenytoin and that is known to have adverse effects when taken along side with quetiapine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Sep 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 3, 2011 (Started May 10, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: There is no generic for seroquel so I was astounded to find out that a bottle of these pills costs about $600 without insurance. When my husband lost his job, we had to pay for cobra just to afford this medication. This medication manages my disorder completely. I would go on a more affordable medication if I didn't have a thyroid disorder so this is pretty much the only one I can use.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 1 helpful mark

May 5, 2011 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 450 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: makes your brain shut down effects memory inteligence nausua bad side effects cant drink , terrible withdrawel if dose is missed , sickness hullicainations weight gain and bloating
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness and tingling with pins and needles

Sep 2, 2010 (Started Mar 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (numbness and tingling with pins and needles)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stops me getting too high. Usually knocks me out by 22:30 unless I am hyper, or during periods of a mixed state. Withdrawal is nasty, so make sure you collect your prescription on time, or in my case don't have chemists who don't understand that Quetiapine XR written on the prescription is the same as Seroquel XR!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: numbness and tingling with pins and needles

  • 0 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

Aug 8, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nasal congestion, night cramps in legs and feet)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg One time
Side effects: night cramps in legs and feet, nasal congestion

Jul 18, 2010 (Started Jan 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nasal congestion, night cramps in legs and feet)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stopped racing thoughts. Is best taken about 2 hours before bed to reduce tiredness on waking.
Side effects: night cramps in legs and feet, nasal congestion

  • 0 helpful marks

May 12, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching, itchy hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After 300 mgs of this drug I find myself to be itchy everywhere so I know I am allergiic just taking a smaller doseage... It does cause slight itching once in awhile... It does keep me from a lot of extra sensory that I cannot handle too much of anymore. I am thinking of stopping it altoghter though....
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itchy hands, itching

Feb 19, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching, itchy hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Slight itchiness on my palms.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itchy hands, itching

Jun 1, 2008 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Mild (itching, itchy hands)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am slightly allergic to it as with most drugs in the categories that would heal me. I get a bit of itching and redness on my palms since this medication was started.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: itchy hands, itching

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2010 (Started Jan 06, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: ?
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 28, 2010 (Started Dec 12, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (shakiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Right before my doctor advised to wean myself off seroquel, I was having severe shaking episodes almost like seizers. Rapid heart beat, difficult breathing, headaches and panic attacks. I felt as though I was dying. I was afraid to go to sleep at night.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: shakiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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