12 patient evaluations for Quetiapine with a burden rating of Very hard to take

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Jul 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Good if you are able to sleep the next day.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 3, 2015 (Started Dec 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 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

Oct 5, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Treat my mood condition(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for psychosis disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you can get prescribed the extended release do so. It it at lease 70% better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

Mar 13, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psychosis disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If at all possible try and ask your doctor for the delayed release or quetiapine XL version. I started this in september last year after a year of the old quetiapine it was a much more pleasant experience compared to the old drug. Unfortunatly the only benefit of this drug is that it calms mania, reduces the occurence of the psychosis and somewhat numbs you so you don't know what you feel. Can't say much more really. Other than it doesn't half make you sleepy... zzzzzzzzzzzzz
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 9, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for auditory hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Jan 8, 2010 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for auditory hallucinations)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: very drowsy

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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

May 14, 2009 (Started Dec 16, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for major depressive disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I think people should be aware that they are in risk of excessive weight gain
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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