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 927 531
Insomnia 499 282
Bipolar II disorder 454 245
Bipolar I disorder 371 249
Major depressive disorder 122 73

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  • Slight
  • None
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 309
Moderate 438
Mild 306
None 279

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 236
Drowsiness 83
Hangover effect 60
Daytime sleepiness 54
Sleepiness 53
Fatigue 47

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 57
50 mg daily 42
300 mg daily 38
200 mg daily 35
25 mg daily 30
400 mg daily 30
150 mg daily 28
600 mg daily 13
800 mg daily 8
25mg as needed 8

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 521
Doctor's advice 260
Did not seem to work 240
Other 139
Expense 60
Course of treatment ended 59
Personal research 53
Change in health plan coverage 28
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Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 36
1 - 2 years 67
2 - 5 years 116
5 - 10 years 82
10 years or more 39

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 220
1 - 6 months 206
6 months - 1 year 142
1 - 2 years 146
2 - 5 years 132
5 - 10 years 66
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1032
Usually 187
Sometimes 61
Never taken as prescribed 52
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 114
Somewhat hard to take 182
A little hard to take 222
Not at all hard to take 814
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 34
$100-199 26
$50-99 60
$25-49 94
< $25 530
Not specified 588

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) 23

Show all 50 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 30
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 25
Trazodone (Desyrel) 24
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 22
Lurasidone (Latuda) 18

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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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