Any thoughts on seroquel being used as non-addictive sleeping pill? Other than feeling groggy the next morning I don't notice any side effects. any input?
18 Jun 2009
I am prescribed Seroquel as a sleeping pill. I was instructed to take two 50mg pills before bed but it was too much so I only take half of one pill (about 25mg) and it works great. I have only notice one side affect with it and its kind of a weird one, i've noticed that on the nights I take it I actually dream again and can remember a good part of my dreams the next day. My father has taken it for sleep and has reported the same thing.
14 Jul 2010
I would have to say yes I was prescribed it for almost a year and a half, other then becomming dependent on it after a while there were very little side effects as in: Being groggy in the AM and at times I'd wake up and just felt like I was unable to move but I don't know if that was caused by the medicine. I also took a very high dosage of it, 750 mg a night and 50-100 mg a day so it might just have been due to being on such a high dose. I went to several doctors for sleeping and tried several diffrent things to help me sleep but by far seroquel is the strongest out of every sleep aid I've taken personally.
18 Aug 2011
When I was 15 I was hospitalized for suicidal ideation, I had trouble sleeping and they gave me Seroquel. It knocked me out like a tranquilizer but made me sluggish and pretty much a zombie 60% of the time. It can be used as a sleeping pill but like most medications, it can cause different reactions.
27 Oct 2012
+Seroquel is a prescription medication in pill form used for an antipsychotic. It changes the actions of the chemicals in the brain... That's why it causes you to be able to dream again and be able to remember it the next day. Seroquel can be used for a sleeping pill but only if the prescription isn't too strong.
+Also used to treat schizophrenia in adults and children 13+.
+Also used to treat bipolar disorder (manic depression) in adults and children 10+.
+Also used together with antidepressant medication to treat major depressive disorder in adults. +Extended release Seroquel XR is for use in adults only and shouldn't be given to anyone under the age of 18.
**NOTE: This medication can be used for other things i have not mentioned.
- Seroquel Information for Consumers
- Seroquel Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Seroquel (detailed)
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