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

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Nov 5, 2009 (Started Nov 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (incoherence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I will die before I ever take this again.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: incoherence

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 1, 2009 (Started Jul 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive sleeping (hypersomnia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: this made me a zombie where i couldn't function at work or at home
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive sleeping (hypersomnia)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 29, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, constipation, fatigue, dizziness, drowsiness, muscle aches)
  • 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: fatigue, drowsiness, insomnia, constipation, muscle aches, dizziness

Apr 22, 2009 (Started Apr 22, 2009)

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

  • 1 helpful mark

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

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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