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

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Jul 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • 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 1, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Switched to Quantipine.. THEY ARE NOT the same (best described not smooth). Now on risperdone (a little manic, OK its kind of fun at my age)
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jan 15, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Makes me a bit depressed, weight gain. Better then quantipine less harsh. Like saphris better
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Jan 10, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

Apr 5, 2010 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Great for anxiety also
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2014 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: lack of motivation, decreased sex drive (libido), heat intolerance

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (heat intolerance)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I could not have a normal life without this medication. I would not be able to sleep or keep a sane mind. Any side affects have been of no consquence compared to the benefits I get. Before taking this med I was unable to sleep for days. My mind gets extremely restless, to put it mildly, causing me to feel like I'm going crazy. It has saved my marriage and, more importantly, my life.
Side effects: lack of motivation, decreased sex drive (libido), heat intolerance

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2012 (Started Aug 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (sleep eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 17, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 21, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 20, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 30, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 28, 2012 (Started May 09, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (sonmulence, circadian rhythm sleep disorder, apathy, get paranoid that people are purposely not answering my messages, delayed sleep phase syndrome, heightened paranoia during withdrawal, somnolence, alternating feelings of rage and despair, weight gain, wheight increase, increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On the whole not a drug I would recomend and as I am now in my 60's with a chance of dementia which the FDA state a increased risk of death during treatment I am monitoring it. Also I am taking phenytoin and that is known to have adverse effects when taken along side with quetiapine.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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
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