6 patient evaluations for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'insomnia' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Moderate

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Feb 15, 2014 (Started Jan 08, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    Severe (headaches in morning)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 20, 2012 (Started Sep 07, 2012)

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

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 26, 2011 (Started Sep 27, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for psychotic symptoms (anxiety depression fear))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication made me really sleepy when my pdoc tried to titrate up so I have remained on the lowest dose and it seems to work for me (at least for the insomnia). Not real positive it is having an effect on my psyche.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 16, 2010 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irregular menstrual periods, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I think this is by far the best sleep aid but I also think that some of the side-effects are troublesome and some of them were down right scary at first. Thankfully the only real difference I noticed since taking this is irregular periods. I used to be an end of the month gal now I am a mid month gal. So I make sure I am always prepared just in case since I never know for sure when period will start.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irregular menstrual periods, restlessness (akathisia)

Nov 16, 2009 (Started Sep 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for insomnia)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (irregular menstrual periods, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was prescribed Seroquel for my insomnia and it was very effective the first month I started taking it. When the dosage goes up I experience a very uncomfortable urge to move when I am trying to get to sleep - very irritating. When I take it every night it doesn't work at all and the dosage has to go up which leads to the restlessness and frustration which is not conducive to sleep. When I take it sparingly the results are better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: irregular menstrual periods, restlessness (akathisia)

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Mar 23, 2009 (Started Jan 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for insomnia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 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 (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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