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 853 481
Insomnia 488 274
Bipolar II Disorder 418 235
Bipolar I Disorder 341 228
Anxious mood 106 81
Major Depressive Disorder 106 59

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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 285
Moderate 401
Mild 284
None 255

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 215
Drowsiness 74
Hangover effect 59
Daytime sleepiness 56
Sleepiness 48
Fatigue 41

Show all 382 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 69
50 mg daily 61
200 mg daily 53
300 mg daily 49
400 mg daily 37
25 mg daily 33
150 mg daily 32
600 mg daily 14
800 mg daily 11
25mg as needed 7

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 485
Doctor's advice 244
Did not seem to work 219
Other 123
Course of treatment ended 60
Expense 57
Personal research 48
Change in health plan coverage 26
See all 834 patients who’ve stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 47
6 months - 1 year 63
1 - 2 years 68
2 - 5 years 124
5 - 10 years 90
10 years or more 47

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 199
1 - 6 months 198
6 months - 1 year 133
1 - 2 years 134
2 - 5 years 121
5 - 10 years 59
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 946
Usually 177
Sometimes 56
Never taken as prescribed 46
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 102
Somewhat hard to take 170
A little hard to take 212
Not at all hard to take 741
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 31
$100-199 26
$50-99 53
$25-49 99
< $25 478
Not specified 538

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 38
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 28
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 23
Risperidone (Risperdal) 18
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 17

Show all 45 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 27
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 23
Trazodone (Desyrel) 22
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 19
Lurasidone (Latuda) 15

Show all 46 treatments patients report switching to

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78 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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COOPERATI
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COOPERATI
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
43 M
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vb
I have:
Schizophrenia

See COOPERATI's full Quetiapine history

May 9, 2017 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Psychosis Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

Dec 4, 2010 (Started Feb 18, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Psychosis Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar rapid cycling)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Bipolar depressive episodes)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
TheWorshipper
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TheWorshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See TheWorshipper'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: g
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
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