What is Qusel?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Quetiapine

Qusel is an international brand of quetiapine, 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 also be used for autism and psychosis/agitation related to Alzheimer's dementia.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Anxious mood 2 1
Bipolar I disorder 1 1
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1 1

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Qusel

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Qusel

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 1

Duration

Currently taking Qusel

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 2
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1

What people switch to and from

Patients stopped taking Qusel and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Mirtazapine (Remeron) 1
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1 patient evaluation for Qusel

Aug 17, 2010 (Started Jul 23, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This medication makes me sleepy very quickly. After 15 to 30 minutes I feel very tired and find it difficult to stay awake. The effect has lessened somewhat recently but is still pronounced. It also leaves me very groggy in the morning. It does seem to be working. I can't say I notice any significant change but others have commented that they see an improvement in my mood.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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