About Seroquel

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About Seroquel

Quetiapine is used for the treatment of psychosis, such as those associated with schizophrenia or a manic disease (mania).

What is the purpose of this ingredient?

  • Block dopamine and serotonin receptors in the central nervous system
  • Relieve symptoms of schizophrenia
  • treat psychosis
  • Relieve depression
  • Counteract anxiety and excitement.

This is how Quetiapin works

Below you will learn more about the applications and the mode of action of quetiapine.
Please also read the information on the drug group neuroleptics,
to which the active ingredient quetiapine belongs.

Areas of application of the active substance quetiapine

Quetiapine is used for the treatment of psychosis, such as those associated with schizophrenia or a manic disease (mania).

The active ingredient relieves depression, agitation and anxiety disorders. But he can not completely prevent the onset of manic or depressive phases.

Quetiapine is mostly given in the form of tablets. The dosage must be adjusted individually according to the patient’s complaints, but should always be as low as possible.

For the following application areas of Quetiapin , in-depth information is available:

  • depression
  • psychosis

Mode of action of quetiapine

Psychoactive drugs (neuroleptics) such as quetiapine exert their effect by blocking receptors for the messenger substance dopamine in the central nervous system. In this way they relieve arousal and anxiety as well as delusions.

As an atypical neuroleptic, quetiapine also occupies binding sites for the messenger serotonin. This reduces the apathy of the sick, reduces depression, improves memory and improves the ability to concentrate.

Because quetiapine in the nervous system also binds to adrenaline and norepinephrine, it sometimes causes unwanted effects such as drowsiness and low blood pressure.

Potential Seroquel side effects may include:

Seroquel used to treat the following diseases:

  1. Wilma J. Adams says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Psychosis

    Sedation (tiredness)

    Side effects: Fatigue
  2. Tommy N. Lomax says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Bipolar disorder

    Sex. Dysfunction first occurred under Zyprexa, after switching to Seroquel no real improvement

    Side effects: Erectile dysfunction
  3. Kenyatta A. Jewett says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Psychosis

    I have been able to tolerate the Valette very well over the years. Since I was switched to 1000 – 800 mg of Seroquel, I always had sudden shortness of breath and chest tightness just after falling asleep. I had to cough up and then it was good again. I still do not know if the o. A. Symptoms were from the pill (Valette) or caused by my house dust mite allergy.

    Side effects: Difficulty in breathing
  4. Meda D. Goodman says:
    4.0 rating

    Seroquel for Mania; Bipolar disorder; Sleep disorders

    I am 22 years old and was treated with Olanzapine (Zyprexa) due to psychosis (plus panic attacks and sleep disturbances), which made me hardly sleep for 14 hours and more after just 3 weeks. At the moment, Zyprexa’s blessing was bad. I thought I would never be able to be normal again and continue to push very tiring panic attacks every day. Then, as part of a psychotherapy, Bipolar Disorder was detected and I was put on Abilify and Sertraline (SSRI). After about 5 months, the sertraline was spilled out and since then I’m only taking Abilify. At manic times up to 15mg and at the moment only 5mg. At first I had extreme twitches from Abilify which bothered me as well as my boyfriend. The convulsions did not go away but you learn to live with them and they are less exhausting than living through a mania. By and large, I’m happy with my life, no panic attacks for 2 years and no depressive or manic phase since I started psychotherapy. Abilify helps me curb my thoughts, which usually go through my head like an extremely loud train. Less focused thoughts.

  5. Linda A. Costa says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Nightmares; Sleep disorders

    Have the drug to sleep. I fell asleep, but the next day I felt completely dizzy and had the feeling that my brain is not working properly anymore. Found that furhtbar, will never take the stuff again.

    Side effects: Dizziness
  6. Estella A. Fletcher says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Nightmares; Sleep disorders

    Was very dazed by the drug. , even during the day I was just tired and could hardly keep awake. had mostly only slept day’s like night’s, with the condition was not clear. also had breathing problems with the Medik. , put it off by itself and never took it again.

    Side effects: Hangover; Dizziness
  7. Norma T. Ramos says:
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    Seroquel for High blood pressure; Bipolar disorder; Sleep disorders

    I’m taking this combination for more than a year now, after more than three years of manic phase and then being briefed on my lawyers, otherwise I’d have done more crap. My experience is actually quite good with this combination, only the Seroquel is the purest sleeping aid, take and fall asleep is all one. To gain weight, I can only say that I have only slightly decreased by a lot of sports and diet change and keep the weight now. But it is a daily fight. My question- Is this combination and the relatively high dosage not harmful at some point for liver and so?

  8. Helen C. Wilder says:
    1.5 rating

    Seroquel for Thinking disorders

    I’ve been taking seroquel for 4 years and the dose is getting less and less and I’m not feeling very well sometimes because I have a lot of stress with the university and other things. It is kommisch in the beginning it worked fully well but afterwards where the dose became less and less I got more and more sleep problems. I think things that I did not want to think but my brain could only accept this bad thought and could not think otherwise. It is bad I do not know what is wrong with me and why that is so maybe I should ask a higher dose because that pisses me really on these sleep disorders I hope that it will soon be better.

    Side effects: Sleep disorders
  9. Jessica W. Cline says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Thinking disorders; Sleep disorders

    Take Seroquel 100 mg and Seroquel retard 50mg, sleep disorders in the first days; paradoxical effect = over-rotation, but this subsided after 1-2 weeks; no weight gain !! that was my biggest fear, actually increased from most drugs so far, on the contrary, the appetite is lower; Combine Seroquel with mirtazapine 15 mg

    Side effects: Unrest
  10. Katrina M. Jeffries says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Thinking disorders; Psychological instability; Depression

    Fatigue 20 minutes after ingestion. Think that the effect of the Seroquel comes to the night through the ingestion of the Cymbalta in the morning reinforced again, because I’m not tired after getting up. Since taking in the afternoon of Cymbalta this side effect is missing.

    Side effects: Fatigue
  11. Isadora D. Wilson says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Fibromyalgia; Depression

    Since taking the cholesterol has steadily worsened. Even after discontinuing the drug, he could not be normalized again. That’s about 3 years ago. In addition, extreme tiredness, nausea, migraines and circulatory disturbances plagued me, but these normalized after discontinuation of the medication of some extent.

  12. Tanya J. Samuelson says:
    3.5 rating

    Seroquel for Fibromyalgia; Depression

    Seroquel initial fatigue 1/2 hr after taking cravings therefore weight gain. Lyrica at first strong dizziness now no more Nw. More. After switching from Cymbalta to Elontril due to drive weakness initially no Nw. After a short time the depression return deep sadness recurring mood disorder (body hallucinations) now deposed the drug. Cipralex enhanced apetite fatigue

  13. Jackie R. Nunn says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Hebephrenia; Psychosis

    extreme fatigue and listlessness, spent days in bed only … can only advise against taking

    Side effects: Listlessness; Fatigue
  14. John A. Marks says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for Heart rhythm disturbances; Unrest; Sleep disorders

    at the drug tavor I noticed that I did not care, next to me a bomb could have gone up. I could even concentrate on puzzling that was impossible for me before. Of course, the drug has a disadvantage. on weaning you tremble like an alcoholic 🙁

  15. Shayna C. Owens says:
    3.0 rating

    Seroquel for High blood pressure; Heart rhythm disturbances; Post-traumatic stress disorder; Borderline; Depression

    For over 4 months, I have taken the first 3 drugs mentioned above in the clinic. 400-500 mg Seroquel, initially 45, then 30 mg mirtazipine and 1-1.5 mg lorazepam. Initially, heavy weight gain (11 kg), continued hunger for sweets, meanwhile I have lost half of my hair. I have been suffering from hair loss for about 2.5 months, need more sleep and get up very hard in the morning. My liver values have been slightly elevated since taking the medication and must be constantly monitored.