What is Quetiapine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Quetiapine is an atypical antipsychotics that is used to treat schizophrenia; for manic episodes and maintenance treatment in bipolar I and for depression in bipolar disorder. It may able be used for autism and psychosis/agitation related to Alzheimer's dementia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Bipolar Disorder 803 447
Insomnia 484 271
Bipolar II Disorder 400 217
Bipolar I Disorder 322 218
Anxious mood 104 81
Major Depressive Disorder 100 56

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 268
Moderate 382
Mild 272
None 238

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 206
Drowsiness 68
Hangover effect 58
Daytime sleepiness 55
Sleepiness 49
Fatigue 38

Show all 373 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 63
50 mg daily 52
200 mg daily 42
300 mg daily 35
400 mg daily 34
25 mg daily 33
150 mg daily 25
600 mg daily 14
800 mg daily 9
200 mg twice daily 6

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 468
Doctor's advice 235
Did not seem to work 216
Other 115
Course of treatment ended 60
Expense 55
Personal research 46
Change in health plan coverage 25
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Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 55
2 - 5 years 113
5 - 10 years 85
10 years or more 44

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 187
1 - 6 months 194
6 months - 1 year 130
1 - 2 years 129
2 - 5 years 115
5 - 10 years 54
10 years or more 14
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 907
Usually 164
Sometimes 49
Never taken as prescribed 40
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 95
Somewhat hard to take 160
A little hard to take 198
Not at all hard to take 707
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 27
$100-199 26
$50-99 48
$25-49 95
< $25 453
Not specified 511

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 36
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 25
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 20
Risperidone (Risperdal) 17
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 14

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 22
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 21
Trazodone (Desyrel) 21
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 16
Lurasidone (Latuda) 13

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching to

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79 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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Worshipper
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Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See Worshipper's full Quetiapine history

Dec 19, 2016 (Started Jul 13, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I use Seroquel to help me sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Aug 21, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 150 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
nespyr
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nespyr
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 2
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
23 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar Disorder

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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
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