Seroquel

Marketed by AztraZeneca, Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic drug. It is approved for the treatment of schizophrenia in adults and children who are at least 13 years of age. Seroquel is also used to treat bipolar disorder.

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What is the medication Seroquel used for?

SEROQUEL can help you get well during episodes of mania (severely elevated mood) associated with bipolar disorder. Seroquel is an antipsychotic, used for treating schizophrenia. It's also used to treat acute manic episodes associated with bipolar disorder. Quetiapine is an oral drug that is used for treating psychoses, for example, schizophrenia. Although the mechanism of action of quetiapine is unknown, like other anti-psychotics, it inhibits communication between nerves of the brain. It does this by blocking receptors on the nerves for several neurotransmitters, the chemicals that nerves use to communicate with each other. It is thought that its beneficial effect is due to blocking of the dopamine type 2 (D2) and serotonin type 2 (5-HT2) receptors. The same way it works for bipolar disorder, quieting the mind. It helps with the manic side of this illness. The racing thoughts, obsessive thoughts, suicidal thoughts. Paranoia, hallucinations,psychomotor excitation,delusions. It's sedating in low dose, 100mg and lower is said to be more sedating. There are a lot of people that take it just for sleep. It's said that you will sleep with no disturbance. It's also been used to treat Alzheimer's patients, although it's not licensed to treat this.

I've also heard of it being used for OCD, paranoia and anxiety.

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Do you need to be weaned off seroquel 300 mg or can you just stop taking it?

I stopped "Cold Turkey" and have not had any residual effects. It's been 5 days now

At that dosage I would recommend halfing the dosage for 1 week and then half again for another week. Try that. It all depends on how long you have been taking Seroquel and the dosage. I was able to wean down from 400 to 300 in a week, and from 300 to 200 in two weeks. After that I suggest halving the dosage until you get down to 25 mg, then see how you do. Side affects that are common are stomach cramps, loss of appetite, headaches, sleeplessness, anxiety, and RLS.

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Is it safe to drink while taking 300mg Depakote and 25g Seroquel?

Just to clarify, Seroquel is not in the antidepressant category of drugs but rather in the "atypical antipsychotic" category. However, it is FDA approved for treatment of depression in Bipolar 1 Disorder. It is also approved for acute mania in Bipolar 1 Disorder. It is currently the only drug in its class approved for both, and it is approved either as monotherapy or as an adjunct to Lithium or Valproate (e.g. Depakote.)

It is often prescribed off label in low to moderate doses for insomnia. I know people who take 100-200mg nightly for insomnia. Also, there are current studies taking place that may result in its approval for anxiety, as an alternative to benzodiazepines. Seroquel is not habit forming like the benzos, yet yields much of the same effects in low doses.

Depakote, like Seroquel, will give your liver a good workout so DO NOT drink while on either of these medications. Generally, its safe to say don't drink on any psycotropic drugs. These particular two medications cause the liver to metabolize alcohol more slowly, thus increasing the effect of alcohol.

If you want to know all the information, more than what the Dr. and Pharmacist will tell you, just got to Seroquel.com and Depakote.com. Complete info and prescribing information is available.

I take 400mg Seroquel, 2000mg Depakote, 10-20mg Valium at night. I also take 150mg Zoloft in the a.m. I have Bipolar I Disorder.

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What happens if a normal person takes seroquel?

Well, my Grandma took it once on accident. Long long story why. (I was going to take it later so i dropped it where no one would see it and she thought she dropped one of hers) Anyways, all that happened was she got sleepy and had a good nights rest, perfectly fine since.

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How does nudity effect a person?

Nudity affects people and children in varying degrees. A grown up man sees a nude woman and his entire imagination shifts to the sexual aspect of the woman. His faculities activate to stimulate his brain to a heightened state.

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Is Seroquel a narcotic?

SEROQUEL is a psychotropic medication shown to be effective in the treatment of many symptoms of schizophrenia, as well as in the treatment of acute mania associated with bipolar I disorder. SEROQUEL is NOT a NARCOTIC. However, many people who take it report that it makes them sleep VERY soundly.

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Seroquel and Prozac taken together?

This is quite common. Seroquel aids sleep/mood, Prozac is simply an anti-depressant.

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Why hasn't seroquel been taken off the market?

because it is a proven medication that has theraputic value that effectively treats a variety of psychiatric disorders, namely bi-polar. yes it has side effects, as does every other drug in existence. if you are thinking that it should be taken off the market because a very limited number of people get high off it, then why aren't you writing about opiates like oxycontin, which is another drug that people abuse but is still on the market and not going anywhere.

if you mean it makes people fat and increases the risk of diabetes, yeah it does that to, but so does lithium. guess you should ask the FDA to spend a few more million to approve a drug they're actually already trying to develop. wiki seroquel sometime

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Is Seroquel a sleeping aid?

No, Seroquel is not a sleep aid. However, some people who take it report that it makes them sleep soundly.

AnswerNo, it's not actually licensed to prescribe for a sleep aid. It is proven to be more sedating in low dose though. For most, not all it's 200mg and lower.

-I was specifically prescribed seroquel for use as a sleeping aid. Whether or not the FDA labels it as such I am not certain. This is common practice amongst medical professionals.

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Although Seroquel® (quetiapine fumarate) is not FDA-approved for sleep disorders or anxiety, many physicians prescribe low doses of the drug, off-label, to treat those conditions. Clinical studies and empirical data indicate Seroquel® is an effective, non-addictive alternative to medications specifically formulated for insomnia.

Seroquel® may be used longterm for chronic insomnia in some people.

Be aware that it is perfectly legal and legitimate for a doctor to prescribe medication for use in disorders other than those indicated by the FDA.

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How many seroquel and Ativan will kill you?

It depends on the person, their tolerance, weight, age and other factors. But, the more important question is why would you ask. If considering suicide you may wish to reconsider seroquel and ativan. It would not be a quick, peaceful, or painless death. It may also leave you alive but with serious organ or brain damage.

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What does Seroquel treat?

Seroquel treats everything from ADD to Schizophrenia. I am on it for Bi-polar, Psychosis and Paranoid Personality disorder, taking 1500mg every night.

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Can you take Seroquel and 5-HTP together?

First of all, I am not a doctor, so what follows is just my opinion. If you are taking quetiapine (Seroquel), then you should talk to the prescribing physician before taking any supplements, especially ones that can be sedating or otherwise affect neurotransmitter levels (5-HTP does both).

That said, I am taking citalopram (Celexa), an SSRI (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor), along with a low dose (25mg) of quetiapine. My doctor said that this is a safe combination that they use frequently and with good results. So my guess is that if you are taking a low dose of quetiapine for sleep, as I am, your doctor will be okay with you taking 5-HTP along with it. If you are actually using quetiapine for it's proper function as an antipsychotic, you'll be taking a much higher dose than me; that could be an issue, since quetiapine DOES affect several 5-HT (serotonin) receptors.

New AnswerNo don't do it. I did it and had to go to the hospital. Also seroquel is a risky drug with lots of side effects so you should check with your doctor about better sleeping pills like benedryls or something. End New AnswerNew Answeri am just a normal user / not a doctor, but i just had a bad experience (DON'T MIX THESE) last night, Seroquel + 5-HTP. i believe it leads to what can googled as "Serotonin Syndrome". mine was minor, because i took extremely small doses of each (thank God), but otherwise i could see that getting 'stomach-pumped' bad, or whatever. it was 0 enjoyable & i got no sleep. don't mix.
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Can you snort Seroquel?

Snorting Seroquel is not a good idea. It is an antipsychotic, and the sedated effect of the pill is not a high. Antipsychotic medications can be very dangerous, even when taken for mood disorders, and abusing them could permanently mess your brain up. It is very painful and burns when snorted. You should never use antipsychotic drugs for anything or in any way other than what it is prescribed for.

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What are the effects of combining Seroquel and marijuana?

Smoking pot or marijuana, if you don't already know, tends to affect people differently, depending on the person. Its effects include the need for parastalsis or strong hunger, feelings of antidepression, a calming sensation, slight feelings of weightlessness, dry or "cotton" mouth, and easy contractions of hilarity. The side affects, also depend on the person. Problems with smoking marijuana usually occurs when persin begins at a young age. In your teenage (or younger) lifetime, your brain is going through extreme changes, it is growing and learning. Interruption of this process may lead to losses in the short term memory, coordination, and reflex areas of the brain. This case does not occur as often in adult stages. However, when smoked during the correct stages of life, Marijuana can increase creativity in the brain as well as terminate feelings of depression and pain. It has also been proven to terminate pain and the actual rheumatoid arthritis and reduce inflamation of those with Alzheimers. Smoking marijuana is no problem as long as it is used wisely.

AnswerMarijuana does not have a lot of problems with interactions with other drugs. It is not a major health threat by itself, so all such questions really come down to the effects of the other drug.

As stated above, marijuana should not be a problem if used in moderation.

AnswerI know people who smoke marijuana and take Seroquel without experiencing any decrease in the effectiveness of the Seroquel. But I also know people with mental illnesses whose symptoms increased when they smoked Marijuana. It all depends on the individual and how his/her body reacts to the drug. AnswerI agree with the person directly above. I sometimes take Seroquel (currently just 100-200mg; I was up to 600mg each and every night during a very extreme and somewhat lengthy state of mania) for sleeping purposes. I personally could not smoke during that time period.

Marijuana effects most drugs when smoked. Seroquel will be raised for the duration when smoking. It wil be enhanced a little but not enough to make one OD.

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I am bi polar and have smoked pot for years. For the last few months I have been on Seroquel 600 mg at nite. The problem that presents itself is massive weight gain to the point that I have quit smoking entirely and switched to a low glycemic diet. Seroquel will increase your appetite and the way in which the body metabolizes carbohydrates, that combined with the "munchies" brought on by smoking pot is a bad combination. You can easily wind up with really high glucose levels in the blood.

If you can take Seroquel and smoke and NOT gain weight then more power to you.....you gotta be careful with Serquel and your diet.

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Is seroquel only used for psychotic episodes?

It also used as a mood stabilizer in bipolar disorder, some doctors also prescribe it as a sleep aid in people who are unable to take the more addicting forms of sleep aids.

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What symptoms does Seroquel treat?

SEROQUEL can help you get well during episodes of mania (severely elevated mood) - associated with bipolar disorder. I was prescribed seroquel for a mania period. I am bipolar and have 1 to 2 episodes a year in which I become paranoid and defensive. Within hours of taking my first 25 mg of seroquel I felt calm, in control and "normal". It was great. I love the stuff. Unfortunately I am one of those people who gets heavy sweats and dry mouth even at 25mg. I have had some tightening of leg and lower back muscles which has caused discomfort. I am afraid of taking any higher doseage than 25 mg, but I also hate to give the stuff up for all the good it does as well. Under my doctor's advise, and my husbands monitoring, I am keeping the stuff nearby should I get into a manic stage again, but I have to stop taking it day to day because I fear serious dehydration. All and all this is great medicine for those of us who can't trust our own judgment during bipolar episodes. I am 55 and this is my first antipsychotic. Like many, I didn't realize my symptoms were a disease until recently. It has improved my job and family life. I hope they can make a more targeted version that avoids the side effects but for those of us who need it it is a godsend.-- LR I have been on seroquel for a bout 5 yrs.It does help with the manic phases It works well with hearing things and seeing things that are not there. I have been going through a severe manic phase for wll over a month now. The dr precrided 25/mg in am and 500/mg in pm. This may seem like a lot but it is still helping only a little. Seroquel is also a great medicine for children, to help with the manic episodes that they go throuh SEROQUEL is in a new class of antipsychotic medications used to treat schizophrenia-- a disorder marked by delusions, hallucinations, disrupted thinking and loss of contact with reality. It's also used to treat bipolar disorder- (also referred to as manic depression) Seroquel is also great for obsessive thoughts... It does work good for sleep and has proven to be more sedating in low dose. Off label uses include adolescent mood disorders (in addition to bipolar) that have not positively responded to SSRIs or other anti-depressants.

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Should children take seroquel?

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No. Unless a child has a severe case of bipolar disorder or schizophrenia, he/she should not touch it. A child should go natural first before trying drugs, at such a tender age, it is hard to tell how this will effect their brains and bodies in the long term. Try Chiropractic first, they have a lot to do with balancing the body and mind in a natural way. Drugs should always be a last resort for children.


Seroquel is a very powerful medication. Most adults can feel the effect in small doses of 25 mg or less. If Seroquel is prescribed to a child in daily doses, it would be best to get a second opinion.

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Can doxycycline be used to treat a sore throat caused by a bacterial infection?

Doxycycline can cure uncomplicated throat infection with a dose of 2 dose initial then 1 dose twice daily. For complicated it require penicillin

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Can Seroquel treat movement disorders such as Oromandibular Dystonia?

Seroquel can actually CAUSE this type of dystonia, as is the case with many antipsychotics.

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What are the side effects of snorting Seroquel?

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It could kill you. Don't do it. It is a central nervous system depressent and has been linked to diabetes. It is an excellent drug to treat schizophrenia and bipolor disorder, but should not be abused. See a psychologist to treat your addictions.
Only the people that take a high does everyday (so basically the people that are prescribed it) get diabetes due to weight gain which is one of its side effects. It is either because of over eating or because it slows down your metabolism, they don't really know.

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Is Seroquel a pain reliever?

SeroquelNot specifically. Seroquel is a class of drug known as Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or (SSRIs) and are a class of antidepressants used in the treatment of schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and bipolar disorders as well as some other personality disorders.

However, it's "off label" use in application to chronic pain is sometimes applied for its' affect on mood, depression and insomnia.

--Seroquel is NOT a Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor. It is an atypical antipsychotic that has many modes of therapeutic action including antagonism at serotonin, noradrenaline, and dopamine receptor sites. Its FDA approved uses include Schizophrena, Bipolar I Mania, Bipolar Depression, and maintenance of Bipolar I as adjunct therapy to depakote or lithium. It is NOT approved for unipolar depression or personality disorders, however many doctors use the drug off-label for a range of disorders including insomnia, anxiety, unipolar depression, PTSD, psychoses, etc.

There is no record or any studies complete on the efficiency of Seroquel on pain receptors. Doctors do not use Seroquel "off label" for pain. Seroquel is a VERY serious medication. There are many drugs that can be used for pain including Serotonin Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors such as Effexor and Cymbalta as well as anti-convulsants such as Lyrica and Neurontin.

Look up Seroquel on www.drugs.com or talk to your local pharmacist or health professional about the uses of Seroquel.

--------Answerer #2 hit the nail on the head and Answerer #1 is dead wrong and should be disregarded as garbage. As a note to that the most common use of seroquel that I've seen is as a sedative antipsychotic. The main noticeable effect of this drug is that it makes you tired and clears thoughts from your head, which is useful in making people who have racing thoughts due to a manic phase in bipolar disorder or a person who has panic attacks or has thoughts of nervousness or flashbacks that are preventing sleep. The second answerer is right...this is a very strong drug and I've never seen it used to just control pain symptoms or even sedate people who are in pain. Just to restate this is not an SSRI, it's an antipsychotic and a rather strong one.

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What are the side effects of taking depakote seroquel and abilify?

I don't think "High" is the right terminology. Those drugs mixed together if not prescribed can be a very dangerous combination. They can bring on a drug induced coma.

You can absolutely destroy your body if you ever take these drugs together without a doctors permission. A coma is very likely and coming out of it an happen in rare cases but brain damage may occur even if one recovers for such an event.

I take these medications every night, and nothing happens besides a powerful need to sleep after about an hr with the seroquel. No coma at all.

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What is a sugar high?

a sugar high is not an actual "high", like the effect you would get from drugs. it just refers to the elevated energy level people have when they eat a lot of sugary products which is similar to the crazy, energetic behavior people get when they are taking illegal drugs. it is not harmful, but those who have a "sugar high" will lose it very suddenly and it can cause headaches when it is gone. too much sugar can cause cavities.

Another answer: A sugar "high" occurs when your bloodstream is flooded with glucose, usually produced from ingested carbohydrates which can easily be converted into glucose, such as sugars and certain polymers of sugar, such as starches. Your brain is unique in that it requires glucose, and cannot use other forms of energy such as fats or proteins. So when glucose levels are high in your blood, you feel energized and awake. The state of high blood-glucose levels, through a very fundamental signaling system, triggers the release of insulin from cells in your pancreas. Insulin is a directive for your body to store this extra energy as fat once your glycogen reserve has been topped off (so you can make it through the winter and other times when there may be no food). Therefore, your entire body feels active during a sugar high. On the other hand, a sugar "crash" is probably on the way. If a very large amount of easily broken down carbohydrates is ingested, blood-glucose levels rise rapidly and cause a high degree of insulin release. This creates a sugar "rollercoaster" inside your body as glucose levels are brought down precipitously, to the point where you feel fatigued, tired, and...hungry! Eventually, your body can become resistant to insulin, causing chronic high blood-glucose levels. This is known as hyperglycemia, and is the beginning stage of type II diabetes. Much of this explanation has been greatly simplified, but the important concept to remember with a sugar high is that what goes up must come down. It might go up as sugar, but it will probably come down as mostly fat. Matt Kramer - Madison, WI mfkramer@wisc.edu

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Is seroquel a opiate based drug?

No.

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What happens if you snort Adderall while taking Cymbalta and Seroquel and vistaril and Klonopin and Protonix?

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Someone is really looking for a trip to the Psyche ward with a possible ending at the morgue. Take what is prescribed for you, the possible side effects and negative interactions have been taken into consideration by your physician.



Adderall helps my Cymbalta, leave that other stuff alone.

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