Seroquel half life

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8520825 tn?1398515060 In the case of Seroquel, the half life is 6 hours, so it actually goes out pretty quickly. Some may remain bound to tissues, so it can take days to months to fully get rid of a drug, but the levels are likely to be too low to notice, and with such a short half life and only moderate lipid solubility, I don't think Seroquel will hang around for too long. Some people think that this effect can cause drug interactions, but I don't know how much evidence there is for this.
Avatar n tn Do you think i should try the Seroquel at like 25mg, half a tab, to get some sleep tonite? I havnt slept for more than 4 hours in the past few nights.
Avatar n tn Oh yeah, I am on that as needed for concentration, etc. So yeah, if you aren't digging Seroquel, give Lexapro a shot. You are aware that Seroquel is typically used to treat bi-polar disorder, correct? Cymbalta and Effexor are both for depression and anxiety, but I have heard of people getting sick. I got sick from Effexor, but have never tried Cymbalta. Lexapro has never made me sick, it ust magically helps...and luckly I didnt get any of the rare sexual side effects. YAHOO!
Avatar f tn * feeling sleepy * falling, feeling dizzy or faint on standing up * weight gain, increased appetite * feeling weak * constipation * dry mouth * runny or stuffy nose * indigestion * upset stomach * swelling of your hands, feet or ankles * blurred vision * difficulty swallowing * abnormal dreams, nightmares * irritability Sexual dysfunction isnt on there but one of the serious side effects is long lasting and painful erections and it can cause diabetes and even breast growth in some extreme cas
Avatar m tn one time I thought I was having freaking heart attack and I felt like bugs were crwaling in my skin, i went over to the E-Room and they told me that I had GAD, this is when Xanax came in to my life. I stopped taking the ambien because the Xanax helped with the sleep. This Wed I went to see my Dr. and he prescribed Seroquel and Effexor, now correct me if I am wrong, but in order to get off Xanax can't I just ween off of it and take half a pill until I come of of it.
Avatar f tn Hello, I was on Seroquel at 800 mg for almost 3 years. This past December 2008, I found out that I was not going to be able to get health insurance. So, I had to stop all my psychiatric drugs because of financial reasons and I also felt like I was misdiagnosed (which now after 6 months med free, I was misdiagnosed). I tried to slowly taper Seroquel, but didn't have enough time to properly do it. I went from 800 mg to 0 mg in about a month and a half.
574118 tn?1305138884 the reason for 6 pills is the short half-life of seroquel.
Avatar m tn As of today, a month after stopping completely Seroquel I see slow progress, three days ago I was able to have a 5 hours sleep (cut in two) and last night I got a total of 6 and a half hours (2 hours-4 hours-half an hour over a 9 hours period). The nausea disappeared last week and only a mild discomfort is left in my stomach and the light headache is still there but it could just be the lack of sleep.
Avatar n tn Valium I can quit cold turkey(long half-life). Its seroquel that has me concerned because it antagonizes many parts of the brain that Remeron does creating a sedative effect possibly making it addictive. Am I robbing Peter To pay Paul???? Has anyone had experiences with Remeron(mirtazapine) or Seroquel (quetiapine). Particularly withdrawal Experiences. Has anyone successfully quit Remeron After five years??? Had any experience with seroquel addiction or withdrawal??
Avatar n tn My ms meds[baclofen/tizanidine] and 300mg of seroquel gave me a memory loss big-time!!!. The ER cut all my meds in half[dc'd the tizan]. I never want to go that high again. I couldn't remember my grandchildren!!! I did get withdrawals from it.[Was jumpy/agitated/anxious]for several days. I'm on 150mg now. My dreams at night are vivid, and it's like being in a reality show!
Avatar n tn 6 hr. CONTRAINDICATIONS AND PRECAUTIONS Contraindicated in: Hypersensitivity Lactation. Use Cautiously in: Cardiovascular disease, cerebrovascular disease, dehydration or hypovolemia (increased risk of hypotension) History of seizures, Alzheimer's dementia, or age ³65 yr Hepatic impairment (dosage reduction may be necessary) Hypothyroidism (may be exacerbated) History of suicide attempt Pregnancy or children (safety not established).
1349329 tn?1276988802 My Dr. has prescribed a low dose of Seroquel for me to help with sleep while I'm detoxing. I did an internet search for information and found a website that sells this Medication and you don't need a prescription. I'm going copy and past what it says about how to take it etc., Read everything it says, it is "Totally Crazy." Drug Name Seroquel (Quetiapine) Drug Uses Seroquel is masterpiece for treating schizophrenia or bipolar boisterousness.
Avatar f tn I went to another doctor who prescribed me 200mg of seroquel and 250mg of depakote. i m suppose to take 1 depakote during the day, and 1 depakote and 1 seroquel at night i was wondering did anyone every mix these two together and get good results from it or will i become a walking zombie and lose track of time and not be able to function like i should.
358304 tn?1409713092 this drug was the worst thing i ever did to myself and i would caution anyone to not take it. a safer drug, because of the long half-life, which equates to a built-in tapering system, is prozac. beware - as you withdraw from remeron, people will tell you that its your "old" symtoms reappearing - no it's not! it's the symptoms of withdrawing from this evil drug and you can get through it!
Avatar m tn I have learned the hard way of consequences of not taking my seroquel - so - take it I did last night - and again it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out that this morning's workout was drudgery - and i'm still groggy. I know about seroquel's half life and taking it earlier and earlier is ok if i didn't have to work or have any committments in the evening.
Avatar m tn I don´t want to 'test' Seroquel again, because of my body. I want to help him and I say I cannot life in this way, because of the itching and my symptoms. But I live with it for four months and will further do until I find an answer. I can live without seroquel, there's no reason to take it again. The symptoms, why I took seroquel, they are gone. As I am sure that in the beginning I really had withdrawal effects, I don´t want to make this again and make more trouble in my body again.
678817 tn?1327628250 I was on the Lamictal and Seroquel combo for 2.5 years. Seroquel is really sedating for some people, others seem to tolerate it fine. My suggestion is to take it earlier in the evening so that it is easier to wake up in the morning. Enjoy the sleep - best sleep I ever had. I am no longer taking it and I miss being able to sleep through the night. It is smart of you to start it on a weekend to figure out how you react to it.
Avatar m tn What I like the most about this med is the short half-life(appr. 8 hours) and that it leaves the system quite quickly. Besides from the pleasantly short half-life it is more or less void of any tolerance development to the sedative effect at low doses.
1117252 tn?1259723379 Suboxone has a half life of 37.5 hours. This means that it takes a total of 75 hours for one dose of the drug to be completely out of your system. If you take 2mg, 37.5 hours later, there would still be 1 mg left in your system. So, if you are taking .125mg in the morning and .125 in the evening, you are taking a total of .25mg for the entire day. This means that by the time half of the first dose is gone, you will have taken another .125 that next morning and you will have .
202665 tn?1248810333 It depends on the half-life of the drug. One half-life means half of it is out of your systems, the second half-life means half of that half is out, and so on. It is generally accepted that after 7 half-lifes that a drug is entirely out.
Avatar f tn I was stable until I lost my Jon and apartment and had a few sleepless nights and then came Seroquel and my life is in ruins! I can't miss work, I have no health insurance and I have been so sick for so long I don't know how much more I can take.
Avatar m tn If so, you should be on the upswing of the w/d symptoms. Unfortunately, Klonopin has a long half life, which increases length of time for w/d symptoms. Hopefully Ryan will be by and answer your post as well...he has a LOT of personal experience with Klonopin and is very knowledgeable about the proper way to take it, and to d/c it. If you are still feeling lousy, I would seek an opinion from another physician.
Avatar n tn Since childhood I have had symptoms of anxiety and the inability to deal with change and stress, which affected my social life, but not my academic life. The overwhelming fear of not handing in an assignment or getting a bad grade was enough to push me to getting 90's-100's on all assignments, etc... But around age 18, the stress became too great that I went to see a psychiatrist and a therapist. Over the next year or so I was put on the regular Zoloft, Paxil, etc...
Avatar f tn About a year and a half ago I did a sleep study and was diagnosed with narcolepsy. First, they advised me to try several different stimulants, but each one made me go insane. I shook constantly, I went from smoking a little less than a pack a day to 2 full packs a day, I talked constantly, I was panicky, etc. Then, my doctor suggested Xyrem. Here's where things got bad. I took it as prescribed, slowly building up my dosage, until I got addicted to the feeling it gave me before I fell asleep.
Avatar m tn and 158 lbs (72 kg), I was admitted to hospital March 2007 for two months in order to recover from my ED, during which time I was taking domperidone to aid digestion, daily clonazepam for anxiety, fluoxetine (20mg once daily) for depression, and seroquel for sleep at night.
258025 tn?1189759433 5 tablet (generic klonopin) twice a day i should start off with splitting the pill and taking half in the morning and half at night. so, so far i have taken 2 pills and one half which brings me here to thursday night. I was wondering 1. has anyone started on this lower dosage and had any affect? 2. if yes do you have any idea how long it takes at this dosage for an affect to be felt?
Avatar f tn I have no one to talk to as I scared to death of someone finding out cuz then my life will be over. I have put my parents and husband through so much already. They would be soooo disappointed in me if they knew the truth. Living a lie but too scared to stop. Too scared to keep taking them too. Petrified of withdrawals. Please give me some insight. Thanks for listening everyone.
Avatar f tn I know we help many people get clean and stay clean, At home, the basic technique is to take less and less every day by cutting down by about half a pill every one or two days until you are down to nothing. See if your doctor can write you a prescription for some Requip for restlessness, Neurontin for anxiety and malaise, some Flexeril or Soma for a few weeks for muscle spasms and maybe some Seroquel low dose, for sleep.
Avatar f tn Seroquel has a short half life so perhaps the extended release version would be more of help. However, although it is approved for bipolar it was originally designed as an antipsychotic. I have schizoaffective and I require both a mood stabilizer and an antipsychotic. That's more typical. The mood stabilizer that worked best for me and was easiest for me to tolerate was Lamictal but each person responds differently to each medication. Speak to your psychiatrist about all this.