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 772 439
Insomnia 479 269
Bipolar II Disorder 382 206
Bipolar I Disorder 315 213
Anxious mood 104 79
Major Depressive Disorder 98 55

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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 262
Moderate 373
Mild 264
None 235

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 205
Drowsiness 65
Hangover effect 58
Daytime sleepiness 54
Sleepiness 46
Fatigue 36

Show all 370 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 55
50 mg daily 50
200 mg daily 37
25 mg daily 35
300 mg daily 33
400 mg daily 32
150 mg daily 23
600 mg daily 15
800 mg daily 9
25mg as needed 6

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 455
Doctor's advice 233
Did not seem to work 207
Other 115
Course of treatment ended 59
Expense 54
Personal research 45
Change in health plan coverage 25
See all 779 patients who’ve stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 45
1 - 2 years 51
2 - 5 years 105
5 - 10 years 71
10 years or more 43

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 181
1 - 6 months 191
6 months - 1 year 130
1 - 2 years 127
2 - 5 years 111
5 - 10 years 51
10 years or more 12
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 887
Usually 161
Sometimes 47
Never taken as prescribed 39
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 93
Somewhat hard to take 157
A little hard to take 195
Not at all hard to take 689
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 27
$100-199 26
$50-99 47
$25-49 93
< $25 442
Not specified 499

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 33
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 24
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 20
Risperidone (Risperdal) 15
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 13

Show all 43 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 20
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 19
Trazodone (Desyrel) 19
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 16
Lurasidone (Latuda) 13

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching to

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79 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: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
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: 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: 2 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 2
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
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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