Skip to Content

User Reviews for Quetiapine

Also known as: Seroquel, Seroquel XR

The following information is NOT intended to endorse drugs or recommend therapy. While these reviews might be helpful, they are not a substitute for the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgement of healthcare practitioners in patient care.

Learn more about Quetiapine.

Filter by:
Condition DownUp Reviews Compare Avg. Ratings DownUp
Intermittent Explosive Disorder 1 reviews 0 medications
   
10
Paranoid Disorder 7 reviews 2 medications
   
8.5
Insomnia 135 reviews 105 medications
   
8.3
Borderline Personality Disorder 38 reviews 6 medications
   
8.1
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder 17 reviews 5 medications
   
8.0
Bipolar Disorder 237 reviews 46 medications
   
7.8
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder 12 reviews 13 medications
   
7.3
Generalized Anxiety Disorder 41 reviews 7 medications
   
7.3
Depression 72 reviews 76 medications
   
7.2
Schizophrenia 17 reviews 37 medications
   
7.1
Schizoaffective Disorder 25 reviews 28 medications
   
7.0
Major Depressive Disorder 6 reviews 46 medications
   
6.6
Tourette's Syndrome 1 reviews 12 medications
   
6.0
Summary of Quetiapine reviews 609 reviews 7.6

Reviews for Quetiapine

Sort by:

For Insomnia: "This medication has changed the life of my 15 years old with Autism. My son suffered from years of screaming the whole night. He takes 25 mg along with 2 mg clonozepam at bed time and this worked miracle to us."

   
10

Mariam Karim April 4, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "In my opinion, mirtazapine makes me fall asleep quicker, but quetiapine makes me sleep for more hours straight on end. Overall I think 25/50 mg Seroquel/quetiapine IR is the best sleepaid out there. Even after months or years of continous use, it doesnt loose its strength and is still nowhere near as addictive as benzodiazepines or barbitrates, while still being sedative."

   
9.0

Inzomniac1986038 April 2, 2015

27 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "Been on Seroquel for 10 years along with Celexa. Its a life saver! Anxiety and depression is managable. I feel normal. The only issue is the weight battle. But I would rather be overweight than thin and depressed or worse."

   
9.0

Long time user (taken for 10 years or more) March 29, 2015

23 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I have been on Seroquel for 2 years. It really is a miracle. It has helped with my mood swings and problems sleeping. The only issue has been the weight gain. I've probably put on 35 lbs and I've never had problem with weight gain. The benefits of this medication make up for the weight gain."

   
9.0

Tlg v March 28, 2015

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I've been on Seroquel for a couple months and I'm surprised at how good it works and how I have minimal side effects. I take 100mg-300mg at night and before my naps, just depending on how tired I already am without the medicine. Like most people, if you don't get ample sleep (8-10 hours), you usually wake up feeling tired & groggy. It usually wears off within a couple hours though. I noticed when I take it my eyes become super red like I just finished smoking weed. I have experienced a little chest pain in my lower rib cage but it's tolerable. Other than that, I sleep like a baby; I have the vivid dreams which in my opinion is neither negative or positive. But it's helped in stabilizing my mood & controlling my swings."

   
9.0

Tay B. March 23, 2015

26 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I was recently diagnosed with bipolar and began taking 25-50mgs a night to aid insomnia because at the time I felt relatively well. I appear to be one of the few to embrace the side effect of increased appetite, when I'm manic, depressed or even the slightest bit anxious my appetite disappears. I can go weeks without feeling the need to eat and I love eating! I used to smoke alot of pot to help with my appetite and racing thoughts. I'm now taking 150mg XR at night as I'm currently having a mixed episode. It helps quieten my mind and slows me down a little but I don't feel in any way zombified, at night soon after taking I get sleepy but that's about it!"

   
7.0

Eeyore85 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 21, 2015

12 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Depression: "Helped with anxiety but made my depression worst"

   
3.0

Lovonne March 16, 2015

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I have been taking Seraquel for 10 years of varying dosage until finding the right balance of this medication. It cured my insomnia and dampened the racingthoughts. Very happy with it for those reasons. However. I feel very dizzy and tired around an hour after taking 350mg at night. It levels out the mood swings. Curbs feelings of elation and empathy. Which is quite a price to pay for steady moods. To conclude, Seraquel has had a very positive influence in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder. I think of it as preventative medication that "quietens" the mind. (Hence Quetiapine - it's pharmaceutical name)."

   
7.0

Daviebhoy22 (taken for 10 years or more) March 15, 2015

15 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Paranoid Disorder: "I'm on quetiapine 200mg fast release, I take one before sleep works really well when catching them zzzzz... The funny thing is my Dreams are more wacky and a lot more Vivid then ever. But as long as the sleep issue is good I am happy. No problem at all besides the wacky dreams. The pills keep me away from Meth.."

   
10

brado (taken for 1 to 2 years) March 14, 2015

0 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "love it. best sleep ever. i could go days without sleep with a mind wondering constantly. not now.. only side effect i have is munchies, but i have learned to eat a little when i take and go to bed within the hour. wish i had years ago.. miracle drug!!!"

   
10

lilbitcraze March 12, 2015

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "Started this about 3 days now and finally I can get SOME sleep. Have tried them all but were unsuccessful in knocking me out. Started at 25mg which didn't even affect me, no sleep then jumped to 100mg and got a good 4-5 hours sleep but still waking up early morning unable to fall back to sleep. Upped to 150mg same thing maybe a little deeper sleep. Going to take 200mg tonight but will continue the increase until I can sleep soundly the WHOLE night. Great medication IMO"

   
9.0

nicsnice33 March 12, 2015

17 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "The good - Was given 25mg for sleep issues. It sure definitely helps with sleep. Will knock ya out at 25mg. Ambien was not very effective and its very dangerous drug if you wake up while taking it, will never take Ambien again. The bad - I feel like I'm in a groggy haze for 4+ hours in the morning. Very sedated and slow thinking. Also seemed to cause intense dreams in the beginning. Don't think I will, or can continue on a daily basis. I have things to do during the day. Could be useful if you really need some good sleep and don't have much to do the next day."

   
7.0

agoraphob (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 9, 2015

13 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I have really bad insomnia which is triggered by my depression & anxiety. My shrink gave me this medicine & I sleep like a baby. The thing is I started having these dreams & they feel so real. But I thought this was only me until I started reading other reviews. I have to have at least 8hrs to sleep or then I'm rather groggy. I'm happy for the sleep because I was up for 36 hrs at a time."

   
9.0

Tweety05 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 4, 2015

24 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Major Depressive Disorder: "Works great for me"

   
9.0

calebcass1 (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 3, 2015

1 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Bipolar Disorder: "I've been on Seroquel for 10 years and before I started this medication I was self destructive to myself, very bad episodes going up and down manic episides and I couldnt sleep without myself thinking about everything and worrying all the time but now since I've been on it. I feel very much better. I feel like myself now and happier now and have a better relationship with my mother and 2 beautiful boys of mine! And now I'm also getting help for my addiction! Thank you Seroquel for a better life!"

   
8.0

hotmama1987 (taken for 10 years or more) March 1, 2015

2 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Borderline Personality Disorder: "Managed to stabilise my mood swings on only 100mg daily, helped greatly with sleep however, did leave me feeling drowsy during the day"

   
9.0

Wooly Hollie March 1, 2015

8 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Bipolar Disorder: "I truly think this medication may have saved my life. I'm 24, and I knew I had some mental issues since I was a teen. Until now I never took them seriously, but looking back.. I'm so glad I was diagnosed and treated with this medication. I suffered for so many years with little sleep, alcoholism, panick attacks, mood swings, ludacris spending... you name it. Seroquel allows me to be the person I want to be. It slows me down and allows me to act more rationally and sleep properly. I'm so thankful this medication exists, I never want to live a day without it."

   
10

MrAtlantis (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 1, 2015

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: "I have only just begun a week ago 25mg to start. So far the worst of my Post Traumatic Stress Disorder symptoms: panic upon waking, has subsided. Increasing dose tomorrow as still anxious through the day."

   
6.0

Can't find name not in use (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2015

7 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "I lived with severe mood swings and major depression since I was 7 years old and I started taking Seroquel at 27. It changed my life for the better. It was as if someone had turned on the lights. I was able to identify negative and delusional thoughts and I developed massive insights into my mental health. I've gained 40kg in 7 years though and I'm now trialling alterntives. I had a severe allergic reaction to Saphris, but it did everything that Seroquel did and more. I'm now looking into Zeldox or Latuda."

   
9.0

Seanie (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 28, 2015

9 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Generalized Anxiety Disorder: "I have bipolar type 2 for 20 years now. I'm also a registered nurse. I take depakote for my mood stabilizer and lexapro and for about 6 years was on 25mg of seroquel for sleep. It put me to sleep, a very deep restful sleep, but I found come morning when it was time to wake for work I was soooooo groggy throughout the day it was awful....UNTIL when I had to come off my depakote to get pregnant and my doctor said we could increase my seroquel to take its place, that the higher the dose of seroquel 200+ the LESS daytime sleepiness I would have and I wake up feeling refreshed. Most sedating drugs the reverse is true,like for exp. Valium take a tiny dose ok but bigger doses and your asleep. Not true of seroquel. Look it up or ask ur psych"

   
10

JND711 February 22, 2015

6 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel XR (quetiapine) for Depression: "Seroquel XR worked very well for me with a combination of Seroquel and Zoloft together. I've been well for over 3 years now. Usually I would fall in to a depression with in a year just taking an antidepressent Because my body would build a tolerance to the medications. I know this medicine isn't for everyone, but I've had a very good experience and I'm stable and happy."

   
10

cdfig83 February 20, 2015

42 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "Been on Seroquel XR for 8 years. Can't believe I wasn't on this medicine when I was working , maybe I would not of been alcoholic for 40 years."

   
9.0

retired early February 18, 2015

36 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

Seroquel (quetiapine) for Bipolar Disorder: "Only on week 1 of this med, but I CANNOT believe the change in my mood. I am taking this to treat bipolar 2, anxiety and poor sleep quality. I take 50mg at night and sleep like a baby. Make sure to get 8-10 hours of sleep/night and you won't feel drowsy the next morning. It's eliminated my anxiety entirely and I feel completely stabilized. I haven't had any trouble with weight gain; in fact, I've already lost a few lbs, due to the fact that I no longer feel emotionally-driven to binge eat. No side effects as far as I can tell. An ABSOLUTE MIRACLE DRUG. Just praying the results hold up."

   
10

valchicago February 13, 2015

37 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "I like Seroquel for sleep better than ANYTHING I've tried ( Trazodone, Ambien, Restoril, Melatonin, Ativan, Benadryl, and Hydroxzine). Its the best out there... Except for the ultra vivid dreams!"

   
9.0

Ashli J February 6, 2015

46 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate

For Insomnia: "On the nights when I forget to take my 100mg of Quetipine I wake up in the middle of the night at 3am or 4am and am unable to go back to sleep and end up staring blankly at my computer screen. Most every night I take it and even if a trip or two to the bathroom is necessary, I can fall back asleep in minutes. However, this medication is very strong even at the 100mg level and I often have to hug the walls and furniture to safely walk to the bathroom. I'm sure others that take this medication have a loss of control of balance. I only take this medication about 1/2 an hour before bedtime or I find that suddenly I can't find the keys on the keyboard anymore and am EXTREMELY SEDATED. I get a solid 7 hours of sleep most nights."

   
10

dmhobbit (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 4, 2015

16 users found this comment helpful. Did you?   Yes   No Report as inappropriate
Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ...Next

Learn more about

Hide