78 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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Jan 10, 2011 (Started Oct 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleeplessness)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Restless sleep, and Nightmares
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

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

Jul 31, 2011 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 1, 2010 (Started Apr 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (exhaustion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 9, 2017 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

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.

  • 0 helpful marks

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 31, 2008 (Started Jan 06, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxiety and frustration)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Side effects
    Mild (muscle twitching (fasciculations), hangover effect)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: muscle twitching (fasciculations), hangover effect

  • 0 helpful marks
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