8 patient evaluations for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Jul 15, 2017 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Mar 24, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very good med the only problem is very you can't afford it unless very rich or very poor. Cost is just ridicules I get the med however and whenever I can AZ and Me can help sometimes, put it on my part D right into the donut hole next 3 month order 1200. Living with it splitting pill more anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

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Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 22, 2015 (Started Jun 24, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Nov 15, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lethargic in the the morning)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 29, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (lethargic in the the morning)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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