17 patient evaluations for Quetiapine with a side effects rating of Moderate

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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

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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

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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

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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

Nov 24, 2010 (Started Sep 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for depressed mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (oversleeping (too much sleep))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was at 150 mg but had to cut it in half because I was sleeping way to much. I would becareful on this medicine because you can become sleep dependant on it. I am not sure how long though if you go off the Seroquel.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: oversleeping (too much sleep)

  • 1 helpful mark

Sep 27, 2010 (Started Jun 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxiety and sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar manic episodes)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: i started at a low dose, but needed to titrate up. eventually i was at 400mg(approx?) and had gained 30lbs. we finally decided that the weight gain was unhealthy and tried something else. didn't sleep for a couple weeks more than a few hrs a nite. dropped 30+lbs. decided i HAD to be on it, but found that 100mg coupled with 1 or 2 mg klonepin worked very well, and no weight gain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

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Aug 17, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication makes me sleepy very quickly. After 15 to 30 minutes I feel very tired and find it difficult to stay awake. The effect has lessened somewhat recently but is still pronounced. It also leaves me very groggy in the morning. It does seem to be working. I can't say I notice any significant change but others have commented that they see an improvement in my mood.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 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

Sep 1, 2009 (Started Jan 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I would fall asleep, but never felt rested but drugged during the day. I gained 50 lbs!

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Jul 27, 2009 (Started Jul 21, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for mood swings)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (fatigue, memory problems, dizziness, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment works very well for me. I'd recommend it if you're having mood swings, or insomnia. Some professionals say it makes you gain weight. However, the opposite happened to me when I took it before- I lost somewhere around 20 lbs. ! But I was a kid when I first took seroquel, so I don't know what to expect now that I'm taking it again as an adult. It could be different when given to certain people and age groups.
Side effects: drowsiness, fatigue, memory problems, fatigue, dizziness, dizziness

  • 1 helpful mark
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