I suffer from bipolar and borderline personality disorder. Im currently on 200mg of quetiapine in the morning but by 2pm it's warn off completely. I take another 50mg in evening but it doesn't seem to do anything as I have quite a high drug tolerance.. how long is it supposed to last? Also can anyone suggest anything I could maybe take a long side it? I'm also on 40mg of duloxatine. Thank you.also I cannot sleep I have not slept more than two hours at a time for nearly 3 weeks
Hi, Emma!! It lasts about 8hrs for me, but Seroquel has a very short half-life meaning that after about 6hrs half your dose has left your body. Ask your doctor about trying a bit of a dosage increase ~ I take 800mg a day ~ and it took months of increases but now I'm at a level that works perfectly for me.
Best of luck to you. You need those ZZZzzz's to maintain your strength and health! WCV
PS, please call your doctor and tell her/him EXACTLY what's going on with you, okay?
I started off on quetiapine in the beginning. A Low dose. It didnt last for me either. Told my doctor and he increased it. Still didn't last so he put me on sequel XR. I took it at night and it last all day. It was great for me. With the extra release (XR) formula and right doses you should be fine. Hope this helps
- Quetiapine Information for Consumers
- Quetiapine Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Quetiapine (detailed)
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