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 892 508
Insomnia 497 280
Bipolar II disorder 428 242
Bipolar I disorder 354 236
Major depressive disorder 111 62
Anxious mood 110 84

Show all 195 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 298
Moderate 411
Mild 295
None 262

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 220
Drowsiness 77
Hangover effect 59
Daytime sleepiness 55
Sleepiness 49
Fatigue 43

Show all 385 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 66
50 mg daily 56
300 mg daily 51
200 mg daily 44
400 mg daily 31
25 mg daily 28
150 mg daily 28
600 mg daily 19
800 mg daily 10
50 mg twice daily 7

See all 56 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 498
Doctor's advice 252
Did not seem to work 225
Other 130
Course of treatment ended 61
Expense 59
Personal research 50
Change in health plan coverage 27
See all 861 patients who've stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 46
6 months - 1 year 39
1 - 2 years 66
2 - 5 years 128
5 - 10 years 99
10 years or more 47

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 203
1 - 6 months 202
6 months - 1 year 135
1 - 2 years 143
2 - 5 years 126
5 - 10 years 62
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 983
Usually 178
Sometimes 58
Never taken as prescribed 47
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 108
Somewhat hard to take 172
A little hard to take 216
Not at all hard to take 770
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 31
$100-199 26
$50-99 57
$25-49 100
< $25 498
Not specified 554

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 40
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 28
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 26
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 19
Risperidone (Risperdal) 19

Show all 44 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 30
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 25
Trazodone (Desyrel) 22
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 20
Lurasidone (Latuda) 16

Show all 48 treatments patients report switching to

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79 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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

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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