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 929 539
Insomnia 499 289
Bipolar II disorder 455 246
Bipolar I disorder 373 252
Major depressive disorder 123 78

Show all 178 reasons taken


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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 311
Moderate 441
Mild 310
None 283

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 238
Drowsiness 82
Sleepiness 55
Fatigue 47
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 39
Dry mouth 30

Show all 323 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 51
200 mg daily 33
50 mg daily 31
300 mg daily 31
25 mg daily 30
150 mg daily 27
400 mg daily 25
800 mg daily 10
25mg as needed 9
600 mg daily 8

See all 47 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 523
Doctor's advice 261
Did not seem to work 240
Other 142
Expense 60
Course of treatment ended 59
Personal research 54
Change in health plan coverage 28
See all 908 patients who've stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 53
2 - 5 years 108
5 - 10 years 84
10 years or more 42

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 219
1 - 6 months 206
6 months - 1 year 142
1 - 2 years 149
2 - 5 years 132
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1042
Usually 186
Sometimes 62
Never taken as prescribed 55
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 115
Somewhat hard to take 183
A little hard to take 226
Not at all hard to take 821
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 34
$100-199 26
$50-99 58
$25-49 94
< $25 533
Not specified 600

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 42
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 34
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 31
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 23
Risperidone (Risperdal) 22

Show all 50 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 29
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 26
Trazodone (Desyrel) 25
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 22
Lurasidone (Latuda) 18

Show all 51 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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