What is Quetiapine?

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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 932 540
Insomnia 500 289
Bipolar II disorder 455 247
Bipolar I disorder 373 252
Major depressive disorder 124 79

Show all 179 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 314
Moderate 442
Mild 312
None 286

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 241
Drowsiness 84
Sleepiness 57
Fatigue 47
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 39
Dry mouth 30

Show all 321 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 51
50 mg daily 32
200 mg daily 30
25 mg daily 28
300 mg daily 25
400 mg daily 25
150 mg daily 24
800 mg daily 11
600 mg daily 9
25mg as needed 8

See all 45 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 526
Doctor's advice 263
Did not seem to work 242
Other 144
Expense 60
Course of treatment ended 59
Personal research 55
Change in health plan coverage 28
See all 914 patients who've stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 56
2 - 5 years 102
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 38

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 220
1 - 6 months 208
6 months - 1 year 142
1 - 2 years 150
2 - 5 years 134
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 20
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1047
Usually 189
Sometimes 62
Never taken as prescribed 56
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 116
Somewhat hard to take 184
A little hard to take 226
Not at all hard to take 828
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 34
$100-199 26
$50-99 58
$25-49 95
< $25 535
Not specified 606

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) 27
Trazodone (Desyrel) 25
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 22
Lurasidone (Latuda) 18

Show all 52 treatments patients report switching to

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80 patient evaluations for Quetiapine

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

May 9, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bipolar I disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for sleep problems)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: doctor said it could raise my blood pressure, even though I dont have a blood pressure problem, she didnt want me taking it. she said there are more effective medicine to help you sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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