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 875 498
Insomnia 490 274
bipolar II disorder 422 237
bipolar I disorder 350 235
major depressive disorder 109 61
Anxious mood 108 83

Show all 194 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 293
Moderate 407
Mild 289
None 258

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 218
Drowsiness 76
Hangover effect 59
Daytime sleepiness 56
Sleepiness 48
Fatigue 42

Show all 385 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 73
50 mg daily 67
300 mg daily 53
200 mg daily 43
25 mg daily 36
400 mg daily 35
150 mg daily 33
600 mg daily 19
800 mg daily 10
50 mg twice daily 9

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 493
Doctor's advice 250
Did not seem to work 221
Other 128
Course of treatment ended 61
Expense 58
Personal research 50
Change in health plan coverage 26
See all 850 patients who've stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 50
6 months - 1 year 71
1 - 2 years 70
2 - 5 years 132
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 44

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 203
1 - 6 months 200
6 months - 1 year 135
1 - 2 years 135
2 - 5 years 123
5 - 10 years 63
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 966
Usually 178
Sometimes 57
Never taken as prescribed 46
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 107
Somewhat hard to take 172
A little hard to take 214
Not at all hard to take 754
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 31
$100-199 26
$50-99 57
$25-49 99
< $25 487
Not specified 547

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 38
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 27
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 25
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 18
Risperidone (Risperdal) 18

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) 16

Show all 47 treatments patients report switching to

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78 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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: 0
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)

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
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