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 696 387
Insomnia 475 265
Bipolar II Disorder 344 174
Bipolar I Disorder 284 196
Anxious mood 104 78
Major Depressive Disorder 95 52

Show all 189 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 243
Moderate 344
Mild 240
None 205

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 184
Hangover effect 57
Daytime sleepiness 54
Drowsiness 54
Sleepiness 43
Loss of energy 29

Show all 353 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 36
50 mg daily 34
200 mg daily 29
25 mg daily 26
300 mg daily 26
400 mg daily 18
150 mg daily 15
600 mg daily 11
25mg as needed 5
400 mg twice daily 4

See all 38 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 423
Doctor's advice 221
Did not seem to work 197
Other 111
Course of treatment ended 60
Expense 54
Personal research 44
Change in health plan coverage 26
See all 738 patients who’ve stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 45
2 - 5 years 67
5 - 10 years 55
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 167
1 - 6 months 185
6 months - 1 year 118
1 - 2 years 121
2 - 5 years 106
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 817
Usually 144
Sometimes 42
Never taken as prescribed 29
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 88
Somewhat hard to take 145
A little hard to take 181
Not at all hard to take 618
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 25
$100-199 26
$50-99 45
$25-49 90
< $25 398
Not specified 448

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 22
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 18
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 15
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 10
Olanzapine (Zyprexa) 10

Show all 41 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 16
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 15
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 13
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 13
Lurasidone (Latuda) 12

Show all 39 treatments patients report switching to

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76 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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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)

See 25yrRA's full Quetiapine history

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
jasminefaery
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jasminefaery
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
54 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

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Nov 3, 2015 (Started Dec 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Cognitive impairment)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Mood swings)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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