24 patient evaluations for Quetiapine taken for the purpose of 'bipolar disorder'

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Jul 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar II disorder)
  • 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 30, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
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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Jun 1, 2015 (Started Sep 18, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • 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 Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • 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 Mood swings)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • 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

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: As needed
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

Feb 15, 2014 (Started May 07, 1995)

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

May 7, 2010 (Started May 07, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sex drive (libido) decreased, Lack of motivation, 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, Sex drive (libido) decreased, Heat intolerance

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Jul 1, 2013 (Started Jul 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Depression with suicidal thoughts)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2012 (Started Nov 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 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

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