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 921 524
Insomnia 500 284
Bipolar II disorder 445 244
Bipolar I disorder 365 247
Major depressive disorder 119 71

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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
301
Moderate
433
Mild
308
None
276

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Quetiapine

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 231
Drowsiness 81
Hangover effect 60
Daytime sleepiness 54
Sleepiness 53
Fatigue 46

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Quetiapine

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 67
50 mg daily 49
300 mg daily 48
200 mg daily 46
25 mg daily 39
400 mg daily 35
150 mg daily 29
600 mg daily 13
25mg as needed 13
50 mg twice daily 5

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Why patients stopped taking Quetiapine

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 511
Doctor's advice 258
Did not seem to work 235
Other 140
Course of treatment ended 61
Expense 60
Personal research 51
Change in health plan coverage 28
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Duration

Currently taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 24
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 76
2 - 5 years 138
5 - 10 years 87
10 years or more 42

Stopped taking Quetiapine

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 216
1 - 6 months 203
6 months - 1 year 137
1 - 2 years 146
2 - 5 years 132
5 - 10 years 64
10 years or more 19
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1022
Usually 187
Sometimes 60
Never taken as prescribed 49
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 110
Somewhat hard to take 178
A little hard to take 225
Not at all hard to take 805
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 33
$100-199 27
$50-99 58
$25-49 97
< $25 523
Not specified 580

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Quetiapine after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Trazodone (Desyrel) 40
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 33
Lithium Carbonate (Lithium Carbonate ER) 29
Lamotrigine (Lamictal) 24
Risperidone (Risperdal) 21

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Patients stopped taking Quetiapine and switched to:

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

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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

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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

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