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 715 403
Insomnia 476 266
Bipolar II Disorder 349 183
Bipolar I Disorder 287 201
Anxious mood 104 79
Major Depressive Disorder 98 53

Show all 190 reasons taken


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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 248
Moderate 350
Mild 250
None 214

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 187
Hangover effect 57
Drowsiness 56
Daytime sleepiness 54
Sleepiness 44
Fatigue 34

Show all 355 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 44
50 mg daily 40
25 mg daily 29
300 mg daily 27
200 mg daily 25
400 mg daily 19
150 mg daily 18
600 mg daily 10
800 mg daily 5
25mg as needed 5

See all 44 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 429
Doctor's advice 222
Did not seem to work 199
Other 112
Course of treatment ended 59
Expense 54
Personal research 44
Change in health plan coverage 25
See all 746 patients who’ve stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 44
2 - 5 years 81
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 171
1 - 6 months 185
6 months - 1 year 119
1 - 2 years 123
2 - 5 years 108
5 - 10 years 52
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 840
Usually 149
Sometimes 43
Never taken as prescribed 30
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 88
Somewhat hard to take 153
A little hard to take 186
Not at all hard to take 635
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 26
$100-199 26
$50-99 45
$25-49 90
< $25 409
Not specified 466

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 25
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 17
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 15
Risperidone (Risperdal) 13
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 10

Show all 42 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 16
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 16
Trazodone (Desyrel) 16
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 15
Lurasidone (Latuda) 12

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching to

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78 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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

See God's 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: 2 stars
  • 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
scorpio1975
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scorpio1975
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:F41y
FM:27y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar I Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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