Hi! New to this... I am 1-2 times per week taking Seroquel for sleep, dosage 25-50 mg. Works fine for me. I used to take the same amount with Olanzapine but found the drowziness and apetite increase to be much tougher for that compared to Seroquel. Would you say it is "safe" to use Seroquel as I do if I keep track on my weight, blood glucose, cholesterol etc and make sure my levels are OK?
Yes, if you monitor how the medication is affecting your organism and have blood work done regularly, eat a healthy diet and if you can exercise you will be fine. Antipsychotics tend to alter your blood sugar.
I take Seroquel , 400mgs., I have kept my weight as I eat a hypocaloric diet and exercise daily, check my blood sugar, and have been on it for 20 plus years.
Take care, masso
Bravo! Sounds as if you plan to take great care in having your levels monitored for any metabolic changes.
Olanzepine is a notorious medication for weight gain. It may affect about 90% of users whereas Seroquel might cause weight gain in about 10% of adult patients.
As masso said, diet and exercise will help to offset potential weight gain.
Since you're using a low dose only occasionally it should be reasonably safe for you.
I've been taking Seroquel (quetiapine) 100mg/day for about a year now with no problems. My psychiatrist orders period blood work to be sure.
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