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 902 515
Insomnia 498 279
Bipolar II disorder 439 243
Bipolar I disorder 361 245
Major depressive disorder 113 64

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 298
Moderate 416
Mild 299
None 269

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 221
Drowsiness 79
Hangover effect 59
Daytime sleepiness 55
Sleepiness 51
Fatigue 43

Show all 389 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 59
50 mg daily 55
300 mg daily 45
200 mg daily 44
25 mg daily 32
150 mg daily 25
400 mg daily 23
600 mg daily 18
25mg as needed 12
50 mg twice daily 8

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 504
Doctor's advice 253
Did not seem to work 231
Other 133
Course of treatment ended 61
Expense 60
Personal research 50
Change in health plan coverage 27
See all 872 patients who've stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 43
1 - 2 years 56
2 - 5 years 124
5 - 10 years 90
10 years or more 40

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 207
1 - 6 months 205
6 months - 1 year 137
1 - 2 years 143
2 - 5 years 127
5 - 10 years 63
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 993
Usually 184
Sometimes 58
Never taken as prescribed 47
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 110
Somewhat hard to take 174
A little hard to take 217
Not at all hard to take 781
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 33
$100-199 26
$50-99 56
$25-49 96
< $25 504
Not specified 567

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 39
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 32
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 29
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 21
Risperidone (Risperdal) 20

Show all 47 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 30
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 27
Trazodone (Desyrel) 22
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 20
Lurasidone (Latuda) 17

Show all 48 treatments patients report switching to

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80 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

Jul 15, 2017 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

Mar 24, 2011 (Started May 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar disorder)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 200 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Very good med the only problem is very you can't afford it unless very rich or very poor. Cost is just ridicules I get the med however and whenever I can AZ and Me can help sometimes, put it on my part D right into the donut hole next 3 month order 1200. Living with it splitting pill more anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: sleepiness

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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
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