1 patient evaluation for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar II disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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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

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